About Our Community
In a time of need or celebration, The Jewish Chaplaincy creates and strengthens community.
We build relationships
The Jewish Chaplaincy builds relationships and strengthens community within both Stanford University Medical Center and the larger Jewish community. These relationships—with patients and their families, medical staff, volunteers, community organizations and synagogues—create connections that can be of help while you are in the hospital and when you return home. Here are just a few of the ways in which we build community:
- For families who are far from home—for a few days or an extended period of time—connection to the local Jewish community often offers comfort and assistance. The Jewish Chaplaincy can help find short-term housing, kosher food, local services and, perhaps above all, caring individuals who can help provide support in often difficult times.
- Most patients and their families are not members of a synagogue or involved in the Jewish community. The Jewish Chaplaincy often provides the first exposure to this community and can help facilitate further connections if desired.
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- Kara – offers emotional support and information to adults, teenagers and children who are grieving a death or coping with a life-threatening illness.
- Caring Bridge – allows patients to create a free website to keep connected to family and friends during a serious health event.