The Jewish Community Chaplain provides support and emotional and spiritual care to community members confined to acute care and long-term care medical facilities, as well as other institutions. The chaplain, who is an ordained rabbi with extensive counselling experience, keeps patients connected to the Jewish community and to community resources, and will, if the patient desires, keep hospital staff informed of the patient’s faith-based needs and practices such as kashrut and holiday commemorations.
Consultations with the chaplain are entirely voluntary and at the request and consent of the patient. As privacy legislation prohibits institutions from releasing the names and religious
affiliations of patients, please notify JCFS if you or a loved one desire a visit from the chaplain.
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