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What religious services can be provided in a hospital setting?

Spiritual aspects of many patients' lives are disrupted when they are in the hospital, and we do what we can to help them feel more connected to familiar traditions and religious/spiritual practices. Patients who are ambulatory can come to any of our services held on the hospital premises. For patients who are not ambulatory, we can bring spiritual practices to the bedside. An example is the “Shabbat in a Box” program for Jewish patients and families who want to observe the Sabbath. We will bring freshly baked challah bread, grape juice, wineglasses and two battery-operated candles as a way of creating some normalcy and continuance of a religious practice while the patient is confined to the hospital bed.

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