Jewish Chaplaincy Services
How We Help
Jewish Chaplaincy Services (JCS) provides skilled pastoral care, along with spiritual and religious services to elders, hospital patients and those most vulnerable in the Jewish community.
JCS serves Jewish residents in facilities not under Jewish auspices, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Our chaplains serve as Jewish resources, offering meaningful programming, as well as prayer leading on Shabbat and holidays.
Chaplains employ music and storytelling to engage Jews across a wide spectrum of ages, religious backgrounds and cognitive capacities. Whether in a stimulating discussion group, beautiful prayer service or intimate one-on-one conversation, JSSA chaplains offer the best of Jewish pastoral care.
JSSA’s chaplains, a group of fifteen experienced rabbis and cantors are professionally trained to provide spiritual and pastoral care. JSSA’s chaplains span the denominational spectrum, exemplifying the diversity that makes up the metro DC Jewish community.
Resources for Clergy
The Jewish Clergy Training Program translates JSSA’s clinical expertise into practical tools for clergy. Programs provide a rare opportunity for area clergy to gather and learn from experts who tailor their presentations to the clergy experience. Rabbi Kahn’s Exploring the J in JSSA series offer reflections on JSSA’s inspirational work through the lens of Jewish wisdom.