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.


Past Events

Compassionate Presence & Sacred Encounters with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, BCC

On Sunday, May 1, 2022, we explored with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD, BCC an approach to the Jewish mitzvah of visiting the sick, Bikkur Cholim, as an “architecture in time.”

This workshop provided practical guidance for connecting with and accompanying people in a way that allows for compassionate presence and sacred encounters. Bruce’s teaching is applicable to supporting any person experiencing illness or grief, or other difficulties of spirit or body, really to any human interaction.



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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