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Gamliel Institute Course 1: Chevrah Kadisha: History, Origins and Evolution

Tuesdays,  March 28 – June 20, 2023; 8:00pm ET, 5:00pm PT; 2:00pm HT 90 minutes per class 

Pricing: Early-bird rate $400 until March 14th; then $500 normal tuition

This course traces the evolution of Chevrah Kadisha practice and the chevrah’s role in the community from early times, through the standard of practice in Medieval Europe, and into the changes that took place in the transition to the Western Hemisphere and modern times. Each topic in this course is enhanced by text study related to the specific time period being discussed.

The stages in the development of the Chevrah Kadisha are based upon texts and writing that include elements of stories, history, ideology and culture (which includes traditions and customs). This “written record” is significant for what it says and what it does not say. Each major stage adds elements to the actual development and building of the traditional Chevrah Kadisha and its practices, to its continually evolving structures today.