Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital

Spiritual services

Spiritual service providers are committed members of the professional team of caregivers. Their area of expertise is spiritual care, and they respond to the needs of clients who seek meaning, harmony, and union.

Philosophy

The JRH recognizes that spiritual care can play an important role in patients’ rehabilitation. Healing involves the person as a whole.  We, therefore, strive to provide a wholesome service at the JRH, by paying special attention to all the patients’ needs, including spiritual needs.  The Spiritual Services Department can help with:

  • Spiritual and emotional support in times of stress or difficulty;
  • Religious texts and spiritual literature;
  • Religious rituals and/or spiritual practices;
  • Prayers and blessings;
  • Support with end-of-life issues;
  • Support with grief  for patients and family members;
  • Support with significant life events.

Rabbi Services

Religious observances and services for Jewish patients and their families:

  • Facilitate Jewish Sabbath observance, including Sabbath candles in the Chapel;
  • Ensure that dietary services provided by the JRH are kosher.  The JRH kitchen and Mr. Bean coffee shop are both certified kosher by the Jewish Community Council of Montreal (MK);
  • Offer services and activities highlighting the Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B`Shevat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot and Yizkor Services;
  • Organize the Annual Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony;
  • Ensure Yahrzeit observance;
  • Ensure the setup of a communal Sukkah;
  • Ensure that all kosher Mezuzot are fixed on every doorway throughout the hospital.

Deacon Services

  • To give blessings and offer the sacrament of the Eucharist to those who so wish;
  • To visit patients regularly who so wish.

Other Religions

  • Upon request, the unit receptionist on each floor can arrange for a clergy member of your faith to visit.

Chapel

  • The JRH chapel is open 24 hours a day for patients, visitors, and staff;
  • The chapel is centrally located on the ground floor, between the cafeteria and the patio exit door;
  • Catholic mass is celebrated every week by the priest of the «Holy Name of Jesus» parish.

Contact information

Rabbi Moshe Baron

Telephone: 450 688-9550 extension 208
Email: Ouvre une fenêtre pour la rédaction du courriel mbaron_hjr@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Deacon

Nursing Administration
Telephone: 450 688-9550 extension 232