Founding, Advisory Board, and Funding

Jewish Chaplaincy Services was originally founded in 2000 as The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center (later known as The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford Medicine). It was founded by Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD 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.

Advisory Board

The Rev. Diana Brady, M.Div., BCC

Linda Brownstein

Neill Brownstein

Harvey J. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Rabbi Amy Eilberg

Rabbi Yitzchok Feldman

Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein, M.D., Founder and Director

Susan Golovin

Bill Gray

Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann

Rabbi Lori Klein, BCC

Judy Shulman

Barbara R. Sommer, M.D.

Bonnie Tenenbaum

Michael Welch

Carol Hutner Winograd, M.D.


In memory:

Ada E. Schwarz, z”l


In Consultation with:

Jewish Family and Children’s Services

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. and the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness



The program is made possible with financial support from:

Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund Koret Foundation Sinai Memorial Chapel Taube Philanthropies

With special thanks to:

PJ Library


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

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