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The Kalsman Institute is a center for training, collaboration and dialogue on healthcare, healing and spirituality at the intersection of Judaism and health.

 
The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health is a department of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. We unite spiritual leaders, healthcare providers and Jewish community members.  

To Fulfill our Mission, the Kalsman Institute:

 
  • Promotes awareness of issues related to illness and wellness within the Jewish community through seminars, conferences and publications.
  • Trains students and alumni of HUC-JIR in hospital chaplaincy and pastoral care. 
  • Fosters the development of bikur cholim communities within congregations in conjunction with the Union for Reform Judaism.
  • Offers a forum for discussing the relationship between classical Jewish perspectives and contemporary health issues.
  • Convenes members of the medical profession and the healing community to bridge theory and clinical work.
  • Furthers dialogue on Jewish bioethics, public policy and personal care.