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Chaplaincy

Providing connection and compassion

At JF&CS, we aim to promote a healthier and more integrated community by providing spiritual care, comfort and support to members of Atlanta’s Jewish Community.

Illness and increasing frailty often lead to isolation and disconnection from the Jewish community. Our Community Chaplain, Rabbi Judith Beiner, and Bikur Cholim volunteers visit in hospitals, hospices, care facilities, prisons and on occasion, in the home. These visits from JF&CS are often the only connection

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Community Chaplain

Rabbi Judith Beiner communicates with local rabbis about their congregants in health care facilities, conducts indigent burials and provides emergency visits to members of the Jewish community in need. She provides information and referrals for JF&CS as well as support and collaboration with our clinical staff. She also provides outreach to both the Jewish and general communities through training and presentations to chaplaincy students and professional staff at area health facilities.

Bikur Cholim Volunteers

Volunteers extend a ‘hug’ from the Jewish community through our Bikkur Cholim program. Volunteers visit with Jewish elders in local hospitals and area care facilities providing a friendly and warm connection to those who might otherwise feel alone or disconnected. Volunteers are placed at four area hospitals and several assisted living facilities throughout the Atlanta area.Volunteers receive training with Rabbi Beiner prior to volunteering and receive ongoing support from the JF&CS Chaplaincy department. Schedules are flexible and participants are encouraged to make bi-monthly visits.

Bikur Cholim Volunteers, Carl & Rosalie Rosenthal

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Chaplaincy by the numbers:

In 2018, 12 volunteers and Rabbi Beiner have provided:

  • 1462 hospital visits
  • 518 care facility visits
  • 10 Trainings for care facility staff and hospital chaplains

About Rabbi Beiner:

Rabbi Beiner has a Rabbinic Ordination and Masters in Hebrew Letters from the Hebrew Union College in New York City. She holds a Master of Arts in Education from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan.

If you or someone you know are in need of support from our Chaplain, please contact Rabbi Beiner at 770.677.9352 or

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