Co-Sponsors: Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains and Plaza Jewish Community Chapel, Inc.

Registration: 5.5 CEU Credit Hours - CEU certificates will be emailed following the program
General:  $135
Wurzweiler Alumni and Field Instructors:  $95
Students (with ID): $45
Rabbinic Certificate in Gerontology and Palliative Care Students:  No Charge

9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Yeshiva University Museum
15 West 16th Street, New York
(Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

Rabbis, chaplains, and social workers are often called on to provide spiritual care near life’s end.  Whether in response to serious illness, advanced cognitive or physical decline in older age, or unexpected, tragic violence, health care professionals and clergy need to respond compassionately and effectively with families facing spiritual, religious, and existential crisis.  Leading clergy, chaplains, and social workers will offer their knowledge, skills, and wisdom to assist professionals seeking to better integrate spiritual care into their professional and community work.


9:30   Welcome
Danielle Wozniak, PhD, Dean, Wurzweiler School of Social Work-Yeshiva University
Gary L. Stein, JD, MSW, Professor, Wurzweiler School of Social Work-Yeshiva University 

9:40   Framing the Day
Rabbi Dr. Rafael Goldstein, BCC, Executive Director, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, Miami, FL 

10:00 When Trauma Strikes: Community Resilience at the Tree of Life Synagogue
Rabbi Dr. Shira Stern, BCC, Rabbinic Associate, Temple Rodeph Torah, Marlboro, NJ; Disaster Spiritual Care Provider, American Red Cross 

11:00 Spiritual Approaches for Care Providers
Rabbi Rachmiel Rothberger, Jewish Community Liaison & Jewish Chaplain, Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY
Rabbi Dr. Richard Address, Director, Jewish Sacred Aging, Cherry Hill, NJ
Rabbi Dayle Friedman, MSW, Director, Growing Older, Philadelphia, PA 

12:15-1:15 Lunch 

1:15-2:00     Transitions in Our Professional Lives
Rabbi Andy Bachman, Executive Director, Jewish Community Project Downtown (JCP), New York 

2:00   Loss at the End of Life
Rabbi Dr. Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW, Rabbinic Director, Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, New York 

3:00   Narratives in Spiritual Care
Rabbi Bryan Kinzbrunner, BCC, Campus Chaplain, Wilf Campus for Senior Living, Somerset, NJ; President Elect, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains
Rabbi Dr. Edith Meyerson, BCC, Associate Director, Pastoral Counseling & Bereavement Services, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York
Jim Palmer, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute,  Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York 

4:00   Closing Remarks & Evaluation