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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.

Jewish Care Services includes:

  • Rabbis from multiple denominations are 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 available as part of care;
  • Bereavement groups and individual counseling, sensitive to Jewish needs;
  • Arrangements for kosher meals, on request;
  • Access to staff who have received sensitivity training in working with survivors of the Holocaust and other traumas

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 prayers and reflections;
  • Local synagogue information;
  • Guidance for Jewish funeral homes, kosher markets and bakeries, community organizations, galleries and bookstores featuring Judaica;
  • Recommended readings and a list of helpful websites

Download and print out information about Jewish Care Services.

For more information, please call 847-556-1656. 

Read inspirational stories from Jewish Care Services on our JourneyCare blog:

Celebrating Chanukah
Superheroes and Hope for the High Holidays
Sharing Gifts of the Torah in Hospice
Celebrating in Song
A Grateful Light
Yizkor: Remembering Together
Holocaust Survivors: Names Not Numbers


Our team has also created a Virtual Seder video, with our favorite songs from Passover. Watch below!