Hospital Support Services

Hospital Support Services

Providing spiritual support to Jewish hospital patients is a core element of our mission. We provide rabbinical spiritual support directly to patients and enable other hospital professionals, including chaplains, chaplaincy students, volunteers or patient care staff, to better serve their Jewish population. It is our hospital colleagues that call us to the bedside. To better support the hospitalized members of our community, we provide can provide you with any of the following:

Torah Reflections

Bi-weekly reflections that address the weekly Torah portion or Jewish holidays throughout the year. They 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.

Holidays in an Envelope for Jewish Patients

“Holidays in an Envelope” provides liturgy, essays and other ritual and festive items prepared specifically to comfort and provide spiritual support to those who are hospitalized during the High Holy Days, Passover and Chanukah.

Annual Regional Chaplaincy “Lunch and Learn”

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 form other hospitals.

Trainings and Presentations for Chaplains, Chaplaincy Students, and Volunteers at Individual Hospitals

Ad hoc workshops on a variety of topics from generalized Jewish spiritual support to specific subjects such as Kosher food.

Quarterly Jewish Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Student Gatherings

Provides an opportunity for Jewish chaplaincy students to network with other Jewish professionals and students and to learn about Jewish healing perspectives as well as resources to integrate into their chaplaincy work.

If you would like to learn more about any of these opportunities, please call: 415.750.4197, or email: