Upholding Jewish Tradition: MJHS Health System’s Commitment to Jewish Programming

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The provision of compassionate and culturally sensitive care is paramount in health care. For the MJHS Health System, this extends beyond medical treatment to encompass our diverse patient population’s spiritual and religious needs.

Among its many care initiatives, MJHS Health System’s Jewish Programming stands out as a beacon of support for Jewish patients and their families, ensuring their spiritual values and religious beliefs are respected and upheld throughout their health care journey.

Holocaust Survivor Care

At the heart of MJHS’s Jewish Programming lies a deep understanding of the significance of cultural and religious practices in the lives of Jewish individuals. One cornerstone of this program is Holocaust Survivor Care, which embodies a commitment to providing trauma-informed care to survivors and their families. Recognizing the enduring impact of the Holocaust, MJHS ensures that its staff are not only educated about this history but also sensitized to its lifelong effects, thereby fostering an environment of respect and understanding.

Assistance with Funeral Planning 

MJHS Health System also goes above and beyond to accommodate the religious customs surrounding end-of-life care for Jewish patients. This includes assistance with funeral planning and coordination with the Chevra Kadisha, facilitating prompt burial within 24 hours in accordance with Jewish tradition. Such attention to detail not only honors the deceased but also alleviates the burden on grieving families during a difficult time.

Halachic Pathway

Another essential component of MJHS’s Jewish Programming is the Halachic Pathway, which assures Jewish patients and their families that their designated rabbinic advisor will be involved in medical decision-making processes. This acknowledgment of the importance of religious guidance in health care decisions reflects MJHS’s commitment to holistic care that encompasses both physical and spiritual well-being.

Honoring Jewish Holidays and Traditions 

Additionally, MJHS Health System recognizes the significance of honoring Jewish holidays and traditions. Through the dedicated efforts of Rabbinic Pastoral Care Providers, cultural and spiritual practices are observed with reverence and sensitivity, fostering a sense of continuity and connection to tradition even within the health care setting.

Jewish Memorial Prayers

In times of mourning, MJHS can help provide solace and support by facilitating the recitation of Kaddish, the mourner’s prayer, for those in need. By acknowledging and accommodating these sacred rituals, MJHS Health System demonstrates its unwavering commitment to walking alongside Jewish patients and their families during life’s most challenging moments. Browse the Jewish Memorial Prayer Remembrance opportunities available to our families. 

You can donate directly or contact our Foundation to support the Jewish Programs of MJHS Health System.