Chaplain Extends Jewish Touch

September 03, 2020

Chaplain Extends Jewish Touch

August 14, 2020 - AJT

Flora Rosefsky writes how JF&CS Chaplaincy program offers connection and compassion during COVID-19.

EXCERPT: In response to the pandemic, Denise Deitchman, the JF&CS chaplaincy department’s program assistant, told the AJT that “COVID has set strict limitations on our program as no one has been allowed to visit in person. Many of the volunteers who normally visit in-care facilities have been making weekly phone calls instead to stay connected.”

Even when strict COVID-related guidelines began in mid-March, Rabbi Judy Beiner and the JF&CS Bikur Cholim volunteers have found ways to continue providing compassion and connection to the Atlanta Jewish community. Beiner said she is hopeful that the chaplaincy program’s in-person visits will resume.

For more information about JF&CS’s chaplaincy program, visit our Chaplaincy page.