Our clergy regularly visit hospitals and nursing homes

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משלי ט״ו:ד

A healing tongue is a tree of life … 

Proverbs 15:4

Bikkur Cholim (visiting the sick) has long been a key principle of Jewish healing, dating as far back as God visiting Abraham after his self-circumcision.

“God appeared to him (Abraham) by the terebinths of Mamre; he was sitting at the entrance of the tent as the day grew hot” (Genesis 18:1).

There are many benefits to visiting the sick, and each person will have their own needs during such visits, which we acknowledge and respect.

Our rabbis are professionally trained in Clinical Pastoral Education and are available to visit congregants and their families in their time of need of spiritual healing and support.

We are committed to connecting with congregants in times of need, and we regularly visit hospitals and nursing homes, but we do not always receive lists of patients.

pastoral care

If you or a loved one would like a visit, please call the office (9389 6444) or contact Rabbi Sam Zwarenstein (szwarenstein@emanuel.org.au) to arrange a visit.

Reaching out to others remains a key part of making the world a better place. Demonstrating kindness is vital to our existence as human beings.

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Sam Zwarenstein

szwarenstein@emanuel.org.au (02) 9389 6444

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