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Jewish Healing Centers

Jewish healing centers help communities better meet the needs of Jews living with illness, loss and other significant life challenges. Centers vary in size and programming from community to community, but programs often include some of the following services:

TIP: Find local programs with our Jewish Healing Center Directory.

TIP: Think about starting a Jewish healing center in your community.

  • Training and support to local caring committees and bikur cholim groups (visiting the sick)
  • Community-wide "friendly visitor" programs for Jewish hospital patients or nursing home residents
  • Spiritual counseling and pastoral care
  • Jewish spiritual support groups
  • Training for clergy and health care professionals
  • Community education
  • Holiday programs
  • Jewish healing services/circles in partnership with synagogues or JCC's
  • Wellness programs such as Jewish meditation
  • Partnership programs with other local communal organizations
  • Resource library
  • Information & referral to community resources

Download the article "Bridges to Wholeness: Jewish Family Services and Jewish Healing" [PDF]
This article appeared in Vol. 82 Nos. 1/2 of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, Published by the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America. For reprint rights or to subscribe to the Journal, please contact info@jcsana.org. More information can be found at www.jcsana.org

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