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  • 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.


    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 for Jewish patients and their families:

    • 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).
    • Highligh the Jewish holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, Tu B`Shevat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot and Yizkor Services.
    • Ensure the setup of a communal Sukkah.
    • Ensure that all kosher Mezuzot are fixed on every doorway throughout the hospital.

    Priest Services

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

    Spiritual Care Services

    • To visit patients who so wish.

    Other Religions

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


    • 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.