Events and Celebrations

We bring hospital patients, families, and staff together with the wider community to welcome Shabbat and celebrate Jewish holidays. See below and be sure to check back for the latest information.

Celebrate the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot

A Harvest of Healing and Thanksgiving

Visit Stanford Medicine’s Sukkah
October 9 (Sundown) – October 16 (Nightfall)
On the plaza behind the Cancer Center next to Stanford Children’s Health

Sit in the Sukkah
Visit this special temporary shelter.

  • Enjoy the shade
  • Bring your meal or a snack to eat
  • Discover the relationship of this Jewish holiday to health and healing
  • Add your thanks or wishes for healing to our prayer chains

Weekdays: October 10 – 14 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Enjoy a light snack and an opportunity to wave the lulav and etrog.

Stanford Health Care Patients: For transportation to the Sukkah, please call Guest Services at 650-498-3333.

NOTE: We are unable to provide for medical supervision. Patients who require a medical attendant should contact their nurse.

Sponsored by Jewish Chaplaincy Services serving Stanford Medicine, in association with Stanford Health Care Spiritual Care Service, Stanford Children’s Health Spiritual Care Services, and Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School.

Past Events

Sounding the Shofar: What’s Your Intentions? with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, BCC, and Rabbi Daniel Isaacson

The High Holidays are a time for reflection and resolve. Our lives are moving quickly, and not always in the direction we’d like. Let us gather in this time of uncertainty and turn inward. What do you want for yourself in the year to come? What is your intention? Join us as we find hope and strength to navigate into our future. Watch the video >


Welcome Shabbat: A Healing Service

(on hold due to COVID restrictions)

Everyone is invited to welcome the Sabbath and experience a time of healing through reflections, songs, and prayers from Jewish tradition.

WHEN: Fridays, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
WHERE: Stanford Children’s Hospital Sanctuary (see map)

See upcoming JFCS events >

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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