NAJC Newsletter Kislev 5779

A Quarterly Newsletter of NAJC        Vol. 31 No. 2 ~ Kislev 5779 3950 Biscayne Blvd.   Miami, FL  33137                               www.najc.org Rabbi Dr. Sandra Katz, BCC President Rabbi Geoff Haber, BCC Certification Chair Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner, BCC President Elect Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn Conference Chair Rabbi Rena Arshinoff, BCC...
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Seekers of Meaning Podcast

In this installment of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address has a conversation with Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, executive director of Neshama, the Association of Jewish Chaplains. The NAJC is the professional organization of Jewish chaplains worldwide. Its members serve in a variety of institutions including hospitals, nursing homes, and homes for the elderly, emergency service personnel including law...
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Why Hospitals Must Be Hospitable; Why Health Care Must Be Healing–And Why Chaplains Must Lead the Way

PlainViews December 16, 2015 Volume 12 No. 12 The words “hospital” and “hospitable” and the words “health” and healing” are obviouslyderived from the same roots. And yet, patient surveys repeatedly demonstrate that there is a significant disconnect between what goes on in a hospital and the idea of being hospitable, and between the modern health care system and any common...
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The Need to Be Seen

The Need to Be Seen by Karen Lieberman Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, USA Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling 2016, Vol. 70(1) 80–82 Abstract: When we recognize our common humanity, suspend judgment and embrace the intrinsic value and worth of every individual, we elevate those we serve, and we elevate ourselves. Whether or not we are able to offer cure,...
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