Organization and Funding

Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine was originally founded in 2000 as The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center. It was founded by Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD, BCC and leaders from the Jewish, medical, and university communities who understood the importance of providing spiritual care to individuals and families during medical crises, and supporting the staff who care for them.

Now, as part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, this robust program continues to serve Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford University School of Medicine, enhanced by JFCS’ wealth of experience, resources, and continuum of care.

In Collaboration and Consultation with:

Local synagogues, Jewish day schools, and community leaders

NESHAMA: Association of Jewish Chaplains

Sinai Memorial Chapel

Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness

Stanford Medicine: Stanford Health Care, Stanford Children’s Health, Stanford School of Medicine


We remember our past advisory members and volunteers:

Max Fiszer, z”l

Izzy Kamin, z”l

Ray Pestrong, z”l

Ada E. Schwarz, z”l

Judy Shulman, z”l

Bonnie Tenenbaum, z”l



The program is made possible with financial support from:

Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine, a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, is made possible by generous donations from individuals, foundations, and fees. Major support is provided by Koret Foundation; Stanford Medicine; Jewish Community Federation Newhouse Fund; Myra Reinhard Family Foundation; Terry Winograd and Carol Winograd, MD; Mrs. Barbara Oshman; Miriam Roland; Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture.

With special thanks to Jeff Astor Foundation and PJ Library for their contribution to our newborn baby bags.

To support JFCS’ Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine, make a donation online by clicking here, or contact Barbara Farber at [email protected] or 415-449-3858.


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

Join the JFCS Family

Join the JFCS Family

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Thank You! You have successfully subscribed!