DEATH IN LIFE
Jewish end-of-life rituals and practices
Kavod v’Nichum empowers, educates, and trains Chevra Kadisha – sacred communities that come together at the end of life to care for the deceased and comfort the living through Jewish rituals and traditions.
Kavod v’Nichum, כבוד וניחום, is Hebrew for “honor and comfort”. Founded in 2000, Kavod v’Nichum is a Jewish nonprofit dedicated to deepening the connections to the rituals and practices of Jewish end-of-life.
We serve communities and individuals through a focus on the Chevra Kadisha – sacred communities that come together at the end of life to care for the deceased and comfort the living through Jewish rituals and traditions.
Guides and articles about important topics from illness, death, grief and loss, spirituality, and more.
Comprehensive learning for Chevra Kadisha members and a wide variety of classes for individuals.
Robust training and curated learning for Chevrot Kadisha and organizations.
KAVOD V’NICHUM ENVISIONS A WORLD IN WHICH CHEVRA KADISHA IS A VIBRANT PART OF EVERY JEWISH COMMUNITY, DEEPENING THE CONNECTIONS TO THE RITUALS AND PRACTICES OF JEWISH END-OF-LIFE.
WHEN CHEVRA KADISHA IS WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITY, THERE IS A RICHER UNDERSTANDING OF DEATH AND DYING, AND MEANINGFUL OPPORTUNITIES TO COMFORT, SUPPORT, AND HONOR ONE ANOTHER.
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