We provide rabbinical spiritual support directly to patients, and enable hospital professionals, including chaplains, chaplaincy students, volunteers or patient care staff, to better serve their Jewish patients.

It is our hospital colleagues who call us to the bedside. To learn more about how to better support the hospitalized members of our community, please call (415)750.4197, or email jewishhealing@bajhc.org. We can provide you with any of the following.

On-Call Response

We respond to patients in need of spiritual support at each hospital in our service area, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, through our on-call system. In coordination with the hospital staff, our rabbis establish a connection with a patient and their family, offering spiritual support for mental and physical illness, end-of-life and palliative care, grief, and loss.

Holiday In An Envelope

For Jewish patients who find themselves in the hospital during major holidays such as the High Holy Days, Channukah, or Passover, the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center has created specially-adapted materials for them during their stay. Read More

Torah Reflections™

These bi-weekly reflections address the weekly Torah portion or Jewish holidays throughout the year. Torah Reflections™ are distributed to Jewish patients and address themes of healing that are relevant to hospital inpatients, as well as others struggling with issues of healing. Read More

Annual Regional Chaplaincy “Lunch and Learn”

This gathering provides an opportunity for hospital chaplains from the 27 hospitals in our region to elevate their familiarity with providing spiritual support to Jewish patients as well as provide an opportunity to network with colleagues from other hospitals.

Trainings and Presentations for Professionals at Individual Hospitals

These ad-hoc workshops offer additional information and a chance to discuss a variety of topics, from generalized Jewish spiritual support to specific subjects such as Kosher food.

Quarterly Jewish Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Student Gatherings

These gatherings provide an opportunity for Jewish chaplaincy students to network with other Jewish professionals and students. Participants come together to learn about Jewish healing perspectives as well as resources to integrate into their chaplaincy work.

Elderly person in a walker standing in a hospital gown in their room