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Jewish Care Services

Jewish Care Services combines the expertise of a comprehensive, nationally recognized hospice and palliative care program with specialized care that is sensitive to Jewish culture and traditions. Part of the continuum of care offered by JourneyCare, Jewish Care Services offers comfort and dignity in the face of limited life expectancy–giving patients and families the opportunity to focus on living every step of the way.


For more information, please call 847-845-3816.

Jewish Care Services includes:

  • Rabbis available as an integral part of the care team
  • Responses to questions regarding Jewish law and end-of-life issues
  • Coordination and collaboration with family, rabbi(s) and physicians regarding issues of care and medical ethics
  • Jewish volunteers, on request
  • Jewish resource library, including samples of Jewish wills
  • Referral to Jewish community resources
  • Access to ceremonial items, including Shabbat  candelabras, menorahs and prayer books and holiday related items
  • Jewish music at bedside available as part of care
  • Arrangements for kosher meals, on request
  • Access to staff who have received sensitivity training in working with survivors of the Holocaust and other traumas
  • Special annual Yizkor Service

The following resources are available, on request, to all Jewish patients and families in the JourneyCare hospice program:

  • Articles about hospice care and Jewish tradition
  • Jewish prayer and reflection booklet, as well as music
  • Local synagogue information
  • Guidance about local Jewish funeral homes

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