Kavod v'Nichum

Honoring Death in Life

Maplewood, NJ   |  www.kavodvnichum.org

Mission

Kavod v'Nichum provides the Jewish community resources, education, and training about the end-of-life from serious illness through dying, death, bereavement, and mourning.

Ruling year info

2002

Principal Officer

Sarit Wishnevski

Main address

Box 1206

Maplewood, NJ 07040 USA

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EIN

01-0604102

NTEE code info

Jewish (X30)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Lack of knowledge in Jewish communities and Jewish leaders about traditional Jewish funeral burial and mourning practices.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Publicity

Maintain website, publish e-newsletter, respond to e-mail and phone questions

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

education about Jewish tradtions
around death and dying, including care for the dead, comfort for the bereaved. Workshops, lectures, study, networking.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

The Gamliel Institute educates and trains leaders to create a holistic end-of-life care continuum for their local communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of adult learners enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Gamliel Institute

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Encourage compassionate and knowledgeable assistance to the ill and dying and their families, as well as the mitzva of nichum avelim, comforting those who mourn.

2. Promote the wider performance of the mitzvot of kavod hamet, honoring the dead, and chesed shel emet, the truest act of kindness, by teaching Jewish communities to perform Tahara, the beautifully simple ritual preparation of the dead for burial, and Shmira, the ritual guarding of the body after death until burial.

3. Develop and promote the KNIT (Kavod v'Nichum Information and Training) resource center to provide educational materials, guidance, and assistance in all areas associated with death and dying.

4. Enable communities to marshal the resources and expertise necessary to establish mutually beneficial relationships with funeral homes and cemeteries.

5. Develop and promote the Gamliel Institute, a premier educational curriculum for Jewish professionals and laypeople encompassing all aspects of this continuum of care.

6. Expand the cadre of inspired, dedicated and knowledgeable leaders in Jewish communities.

Provide an extensive web site.
Hold annual conferences.
Provide education and training for communities and synagogues.
Conduct leadership training courses.
Collaborate with related groups.

8 members of the Gamliel Institute staff , each with extensive knowledge and experience
30 Gamliel Institute Graduates
150 students enrolled in Gamliel Institute courses

50% of Gamliel Institute students are successfully completing the first four courses and will be eligible for our fifth course and our mission to Israel.
Three new chevra kadisha groups established this year.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Kavod v'Nichum

Board of directors
as of 05/16/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jean Berman

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Rena Boroditsky

Chesed Shel Emes Winnipeg

Jean Berman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/6/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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