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Making Connections:

Caring for Jewish Patients at End of Life

Date & Time: 

Monday, September 12th, 2022
5:00-6:30p PT / 8:00-9:30p ET


Online, a Maximum of 50 participants 


$27-$9 (more information below)

About the Workshop: 

This experiential workshop is designed to support chaplains of different spiritual traditions who serve Jewish patients in acute care settings, especially at end of life. 

With 3500+ years of history, Judaism contains a set of religious, spiritual, and cultural understandings. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the spiritual lives of their Jewish patients, including core ethics and beliefs in the context of dying, as well as tools and resources for serving Jewish patients and their families in the tender space of end of life.

This workshop will be recorded and shared with all participants following the session.

Who It's For:

Spiritual Care Providers who wish to learn more about serving Jewish patients and their families.

About our Teachers: 

Rabbi Janet Madden: A widely-published writer and liturgist and frequent conference presenter, Rabbi Janet Madden, PhD has provided chaplaincy in hospice, hospital and Continuing Care Retirement Community settings. Certified in Jewish End of Life practices through the Gamliel Institute, she completed 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is a certified Spiritual Director. She earned the Rabbinic Certificate in Gerontology and Palliative Care from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University.

Chaplain Alex Beth Schapiro:
Alex is a Zen Buddhist chaplain and Jewish person serving as a hospice chaplain at Atlantic Health Systems in Northern New Jersey. They completed CPE training in community-based and inpatient Palliative Care in New York City. Alex has also been a student at Kavod V'Nichum's Gamliel Institute for several years and is passionate about grief and bereavement work.

Professor Dan Fendel:
Dan Fendel has done volunteer grief support work in the San Francisco area for more than 35 years, and is now a Spiritual Care Volunteer at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland. He is a former Board Member of Kavod v’Nichum and is the Dean of Students at the Gamliel Institute. He was in the first cohort of the Gamliel Institute, and is co-author, with Rabbi Stuart Kelman, of Chesed Shel Emet: The Truest Act of Kindness --Exploring the Meaning of Taharah (Expanded Third Edition), and NiḼum Aveilim: A Guide for the Comforter.

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Sliding Scale Pricing

Kavod v’Nichum strives to make our opportunities financially accessible and we utilize a sliding scale model based on need. When choosing your pricepoint, please take into consideration both your income and your wealth as you make this decision and the resources that your supporting organization may be contributing to this work as well. Click here to learn more about a model that informs our pricing structures.