Bridging the Gaps: Spiritual Care for Hospital, Bedside, Synagogue, and Community

Friday, October 19, 2012

HUC-JIR's Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health presents a Day of Learning in Los Angeles focusing on bridging the gaps between hospital, bedside, synagogue, and community in chaplaincy and spiritual care services. The Day of Learning will feature presentations by:

  • Rabbi Ephraim Karp, NAJC President Elect and Director of Spiritual Living and Senior Hospice Chaplain, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, Ohio
  • Rabbi Ed Feinstein, Valley Beth Shalom
  • Rabbi Karen Fox, Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Join us for a day of dialogue to build bridges and models of collaboration between congregational and community clergy, chaplains in hospitals and other healthcare settings, allied healthcare professionals, and the general community, to enhance spiritual care provided to individuals and families in need. Participate in a conversation to help close gaps in care, communication, and collaboration and to continue to build on existing partnerships- across settings and streams of Jewish life.

Co-sponsored by the Kalsman Institute along with The Board of Rabbis of Southern California, the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, and Cedars-Sinai, plus special sponsor, Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:  Jewish Federation Goldsmith Center, 6505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cost: $15.00 covers the cost of the day of learning, lunch, and refreshments

Who Should Attend: Spiritual care providers, such as rabbis, cantors, and chaplains: Healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, therapists, and other allied healthcare practitioners, Students, and Community Members interested in these themes.

CEUs: Continuing Education Units will be provided by the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, free of charge, for RNs, MFTs, and LCSWs.

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