Spiritual Support & Chaplaincy

happy senior man and young woman visiting and cheering her grandmother lying in bed at hospital ward

JFCS provides warm and sensitive spiritual support for people in the community, hospitals, and various residential settings, including nursing homes. Spiritual care can be an important way for people experiencing pain, loneliness, or uncertainty to process their feelings and seek healing. Our chaplains manage support groups, educate about Jewish holidays and customs, and lead Sabbath and Jewish holiday services and programming.

Spiritual Support & Chaplaincy services

  • Bereavement: for individuals who have suffered the loss of a spouse or partner. Participants will find community, support, strength, and comfort in a warm and professionally guided discussion.
  • Jewish cultural competency education
  • Spiritual support and Sabbath/holiday programming for:
    • Boarding homes
    • Hospice agencies
    • Hospitals
    • Independent living homes
    • Memory care centers
    • Nursing homes
    • Personal care homes

Our Staff

Rabbi Tsurah August –  taugust@jfcsphilly.org

JFCS also contracts with community chaplains to provide spiritual support at its partner sites.