Community Resources for Patients at Stanford Medicine

Hospital resources

Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Children’s Health

Guest Services at Stanford Health Care

Spiritual Care Services  at Stanford Children’s Health

Family Resource Center at Stanford Children’s Health

Local synagogues

Mileage is the distance from Stanford Hospital

Hillel at Stanford, Stanford Campus, 650-736-1199, 1.8 miles


Chabad of Stanford, 650-494-3274,1.8 miles

Congregation Emek Beracha, Palo Alto, 650-857-1800, 3.5 miles

Chabad Palo Alto, 650-424-9800, 4.5 miles

Jewish Study Network, Palo Alto, 650-493-5764


Congregation Kol Emeth, Palo Alto, 650-948-7498, 4.75 miles

Congregation Beth Jacob, Redwood City, 650-366-8481, 4.8 miles


Congregation Beth Am, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, 650-493-4661, 4.8 miles


Congregation Etz Chayim, Palo Alto, 650-813-9094, 4.8 miles


Keddem Congregation, Palo Alto, 650-494-6400, 5.4 miles

Kosher food and restaurants

Mollie Stones grocery store—164 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, 650-323-8361

Trader Joe’s grocery store—855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650-327-7018

Izzy’s Brooklyn Bagels—477 S. California Ave., Palo Alto, 650-329-0700

Holy Sushi 3441 Alma St. Suite 100, Palo Alto, 650-254-6007

Nourish Café at Oshman Family JCC—3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-787-6567

The Malawah Bar  4131 El Camino Suite 100, Palo Alto, 408-489-7227

JFCS Programs

JFCS offers a broad spectrum of services for children, youth, adults, and seniors. We can help with everything from disability services to community-based palliative care and grief counseling, including specialized support for those experiencing miscarriage or baby loss. For a complete list of programs and services – click here.

Center for Children and Youth—From everyday challenges to complex mental health issues, the Center for Children and Youth supports children from infancy into young adulthood with expert clinical care and a wide range of specialized services. By bringing together the latest treatments, research-based training, and impactful public policy advocacy, we transform the lives of children and their families. Our team of professionals ensures that children can grow and learn in supportive environments by leading advances in schools and communities that create a bright future for all children.

Jewish Baby Network—Jewish Baby Network is creating a pluralistic community in the SF Bay Area where families of all kinds learn, share, and celebrate together. Jewish Baby Network is for Bay Area expecting parents and families with at least one child age newborn through thirty-six months.

Financial Assistance— Our Financial Assistance Program provides loans and grants to those who live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Seniors At Home—The award-winning senior services division of JFCS helps older adults live safe, healthy, and more independent lives. Seniors At Home provides home care, dementia care, care management, fiduciary services, and more.

Spiritual Care and Healing Services—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, including grief and bereavement.

Other Jewish organizations

Sinai Memorial Chapel—This non-profit offers Jewish funeral home services providing planning and care for the deceased and comfort for the bereaved.

J Weekly’s Resource Guide—A useful guide to help you connect with the local Jewish community and find all the resources you may need.

Jewish Community Center in Foster City: Peninsula Jewish Community Center.

Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto: Oshman Family Jewish Community Center and Moldaw Family Residences for seniors at the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, a multipurpose, intergenerational Jewish campus that serves all age groups and welcomes everyone.

Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center

Hebrew Free Loan—This lender provides interest-free loans to Jewish residents of Northern California for personal and emergency needs.

Other Community Organizations

Kara—An organization that offers emotional support and information to adults, teenagers, and children who are grieving a death or coping with a life-threatening illness.

Caring Bridge—A service allowing patients to create a free website to keep connected to family and friends during a serious health event.


To learn more about Jewish Chaplaincy Services, events, and volunteer opportunities, contact Dana Doctorow, Program Coordinator, at [email protected] or 650-723-3808.


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