Judaism & Hospice

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers. What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care. This post is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with MJHS Health System and UJA-Federation of New York to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about end of life care in a Jewish context. Full Article Here
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Book Suggestion: The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service): Honoring Their Memory, Comforting Their Survivors

The Suicide Funeral (or Memorial Service) 2017, edited by Melinda Moore and Daniel A. Roberts. The editors say, “This book is designed to assist clergy, chaplains, and other faith leaders as they develop sermons and homilies for a funeral service. …Those who plan and lead a funeral service may enable family and friends to understand and participate intentionally in their grief process.” ...
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Newsletter Adar I 5779

A Quarterly Newsletter of NAJC        Vol. 31 No. 3 ~ Adar I 5779 4200 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33137 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 Vice President Rabbi Dr. Moe Kaprow, BCC Immediate Past President Rabbi Dr. Joe Ozarowski, BCC Treasurer Rabbi...
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Hope Is Greater Than Love

Hope is a greater human need than even love Original article available here: https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5456186,00.html “תקווה היא צורך אנושי גדול יותר אפילו מאהבה” לקראת פסח 1972 אמא של בן קורן קראה לו, לאחיו ולאחותו לחדר השינה שלה ובישרה להם: “אבא לא יהיה איתנו בליל הסדר. הוא מאושפז בבית חולים במצב לא טוב”. כמה שעות לאחר מכן הגיעו כולם לבית החולים “סלואן...
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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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