About Events and News

Here you will find the latest news and events that are occuring in the Stanford Jewish community. 

Community Events

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Sounding the Shofar, in the Stanford Healthcare Atrium
Come hear the ancient healing sounds of the ram's horn in honor of the Jewish New Year as we usher in a season for new beginnings. Enjoy a taste of apples and honey for a sweet year. Everyone is invited.

Celebrate Sukkot, The Festival of Booths 2014/5775
Visit the Sukkah, behind the Cancer Center
(see map)
The sukkah is open all the time. All are welcome to come and visit. Come sit in the Sukkah. Bring your lunch or a snack to enjoy in this unique venue.

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OCTOBER 8-9 and MONDAY - Wednesday, OCTOBER 13-15, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Stop by the Sukkah for a visit with The Jewish Chaplaincy

Join members of The Jewish Chaplaincy in the Sukkah. Explore the relationship between this holiday, health and healing. Wave the lulav and etrog.  Light snacks provided.

Bedside Visits during Sukkot
During Sukkot, The Jewish Chaplaincy will bring lulav and etrog to the bedside for Jewish patients who wish to observe this mitzvah. Contact The Jewish Chaplaincy (lallen@stanfordmed.org) for details

Celebrating Hanukah, The Festival of Lights 2014/5775

in the Stanford Healthcare Atrium

    Festival of Lights

    Join us for a special celebration with music, candle lighting and a taste of traditional Hanukah foods.
  • DECEMBER 16-23 
    Daily Candle Lighting
    Bring some light into your life and the world. A time to rededicate and celebrate. Everyone is invited.

Community News

Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD was elected to the position of Vice-President of the Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains for a two-year term beginning in January 2014.


BeWell@Stanford features interview with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD
Healing through Faith, November 30, 2011

Read what Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD has to say as part of a roundtable panel, Training For Caring Communities in the
 June 2011 issue of Sh'ma, A Journal of Jewish Responsibility.

"Life has a curious way of growing us beyond what we can imagine. After 19 years as an emergency physician, I never could have guessed I would become a chaplain...". read more of what Chaplain Feldstein has to say about Bridging with the Sacred: Reflections of an MD Chaplain.

"In the world outside the hospital, we generally assume that we are in control, that we are masters of our lives, that we are in charge of how our experiences will unfold from moment to moment, from day to day.  At the door to the hospital one leaves these illusions behind.  Step into the hospital and one enters a different reality—one moves, as Rachel Naomi Remen puts it so beautifully, from the land of mastery to the land of mystery." Enjoy the full text of Rabbi Amy Eilberg's remarks at our Celebration of a Decade of Hope and Healing, May 23, 2010.

The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Provides Care and Comfort When Patients Need it Most. Read what patients have to say in this Stanford Medicine publication.