Jewish Pastoral Care, 2nd Edition:
A Practical Handbook from Traditional and Contemporary Sources Edited by Rabbi Dayle
A. Friedman, MAJCS, MSW
Jewish Pastoral Care is the essential
reference for rabbis, cantors, and laypeople who are called to
spiritually accompany those encountering joy, sorrow, and change.
This groundbreaking volume draws upon both Jewish tradition and
the classical foundations of pastoral care to provide invaluable
guidance. Offering insight on pastoral care technique, theory,
and theological implications, the contributors to Jewish Pastoral
Care are innovators in their fields, and represent all
four contemporary Jewish movements.
Purchase at Jewish Lights
A Practical Guide to Rabbinic Counseling
By Yisrael N. Levitz and Abraham J. Twerski
An integral and important work for every rabbi and community leader. This book puts the essential elements of rabbinic counseling into the hands of those who need it most. Rabbis and leaders often find themselves doing formal and informal counseling--but with little or no experience, opportunities can be lost and damage can be done. Here are practical tools to facilitate better communication and assistance, user-friendly and eminently practical. Dr. Levitz is a clinical psychologist, former pulpit rabbi, and Professor Emeritus of Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work. Rabbi Dr. Twerski is a noted psychiatrist and former pulpit rabbi who has published close to fifty self-help books and specializes in addictions and rehabilitation. This book will be of interest and of essence to every rabbi, rebbe, and spiritual or community leader.
Professional Spiritual & Pastoral Care
Edited by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC
Edited by Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, MBA, MHL, BCJC
This essential resource integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the latest approaches to spiritual care. It is specifically intended for professionals who work or spend time with congregants in acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, rehabilitation centers and long-term care facilities. Offering the latest theological perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills from the best pastoral and spiritual care texts, research and concepts, the contributors to this resource are experts in their fields, and include eight current or past presidents of the major chaplaincy organizations.
Purchase at Skylight Paths
Flourishing In the Later Years: Jewish Pastoral Insights on Senior Residential Care
Edited by James R. Michaels and Cary Kozberg
Flourishing In the Later Years was created for anyone who works with Jewish residents living in senior residential facilities, whether under Jewish auspices or otherwise. It addresses issues that are of interest not only to chaplains but also to social workers, nurses, PT/OT specialists, administrators, and interested laity. Purchase at Mazo Publishing
of Soul, Healing of Body: Spiritual Leaders Unfold the Strength
and Solace in Psalms Edited by Rabbi Simkha
Y. Weintraub, LCSW
A source of solace for those who are facing
illness, as well as those who care for them. These Psalms and
the inspiring commentaries that accompany them offer an anchor
of spiritual support. Purchase
at Jewish Lights
Guide Me Along the Way: A
Jewish Spiritual Companion for Surgery By Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub,
LCSW with Rabbi Aaron M. Lever
A 60-page Jewish guidebook with poetry,
prayers, folktales, personal narratives, practical advice,
healing activities and meditations to help patients, family
members, clergy and health care professionals through the surgery
experience, from leaving home to the year anniversary of an
Lifelights are inspirational, informational
booklets about challenges to our emotional and spiritual lives
and how to deal with them.
Each LifeLight is written by a wise
and caring soul, someone you probably know or know about, someone
who knows the inner territory of grief, doubt, confusion and
longing. Each addresses the reader from a uniquely Jewish spiritual
The National Center for Jewish Healing
(NCJH) helps communities better meet the spiritual needs of
Jews living with illness, loss and other significant life challenges.
Working closely with a network of Jewish healing
centers and programs throughout North America the NCJH offers
consultation, training and referrals to community resources.
Jewish spiritual resource and programmatic materials, publications,
bibliographies, website links and a directory of Jewish healing
centers are available on this website.
The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education,
Inc. (ACPE) is a multicultural, multifaith organization devoted
to providing education and improving the quality of ministry
and pastoral care offered by spiritual caregivers of all faiths
through the clinical educational methods of Clinical Pastoral
Education. This site (www.acpe.edu/faq.htm)
describes the Association, accredited training centers, Prospective
Student Information and Frequently Asked Questionsand applications.
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Center for Pastoral
Counseling, established by The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
of Baltimore, Maryland provides educational opportunities for
students and alumni in pastoral counseling and chaplaincy at
both the New York and Jerusalem campus. Learn more about pastoral
care training here.
The NAJC mission is to enhance the kedusha
of Jewish Chaplains in order that they may provide quality
Jewish, religious, and spiritual care.
NAJC is a professional organization for Rabbis,
Cantors, and other Jewish professionals functioning as Jewish
Chaplains in hospitals, nursing homes and geriatric centers,
hospice, psychiatric facilities, correctional centers, and the
military. In addition to offering collegial support to and professional
certification of Jewish Chaplains, NAJC provides conferences
and ongoing resources to its members to foster services to and
resources for the Jewish and general community on issues of pastoral
and spiritual care based on Jewish traditions and values. This
site lists information about the Association, membership and