Spiritual Care

At JFCS, we take a holistic approach towards caring for members of our community. In supporting people through life’s various challenges, we attend to the needs of the mind, body, and spirit.

Guided by values and principles central to the Jewish tradition, our Spiritual Care Services provide comfort to individuals and families of all backgrounds and faiths, by addressing the emotional, psychological, and spiritual concerns that may arise during difficult life transitions.

Spiritual care is fully integrated into the array of programs offered throughout JFCS services, in order to enhance our direct services and offer an extra level of support and compassion to those in need.

Rabbinic Services

In addition to working directly with community members through our Seniors At Home, Parents Place, and Palliative Care Program, JFCS provides rabbinic services to clients, staff, and programs throughout our regions, including:

Rabbi Daniel Isaacson

Rabbi Daniel Isaacson

•    Workshops on various topics in Jewish thought and practice at events for Holocaust survivors and at JFCS study groups
•    Spiritual leadership during Jewish holiday events and celebrations for clients, staff, and community members
•    Memorial and funeral services for recently deceased JFCS clients
•    Rabbinic leadership at JFCS’ Volunteer Service functions
•    Jewish education and service learning for teens in JFCS’ Youth Programs
•    Guidance regarding the creation of a living will

Rabbi Daniel Isaacson, Director of Spiritual Care Services

Rabbi Daniel Isaacson received his BA in Religion from Dartmouth College and his MA and rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary. Rabbi Isaacson has extensive experience in hospice and palliative care and is a Certified Master Practitioner in the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) of therapy. He has served as JFCS’ Rabbi and Director of Spiritual Care Services since 2007.

Grief and Bereavement Counseling

JFCS is here to help individuals and families of all faiths and backgrounds who are experiencing grief and loss.

We provide individual counseling and also offer eight-week Grief Support Groups that give mourners the opportunity to seek solace and healing with others who have also experienced a significant loss. Both individual and group sessions are led by the bereavement specialists at JFCS.

Find out about our Grief and Bereavement Counseling >

If you have have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, neonatal, and infant death we can help. Please find out more here >

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  • Rabbi Daniel Isaacson
  • Director of Spiritual Care Services
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