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Chaplaincy now available to the broader community
Coronavirus 2020

Chaplaincy now available to the broader community

At this challenging time, and while they continue their regular duties, all of the chaplains of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey are making themselves available, at no charge, to any resident of the Greater MetroWest area who is feeling spiritual distress. All chaplains are trained to tend to people of multiple faiths. Contact them directly (contact information below) to set up an appointment.

Rabbi David Blum, provides spiritual guidance for a variety of senior living facilities in Greater MetroWest:; 732-421-8455

Alisa Danon Kaplan, chaplain at Mountainside Medical Center and for seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Morris and Essex counties:; 201-578-4458; 201-357-8420

Rabbi Stephanie Dickstein, chaplain for seniors at home:; 732-512-7363

Rabbi Daniel Geretz, chaplain at Morristown Medical Center and founding rabbi of Ma’ayan, a West Orange partnership minyan:; 732-266-1214

Jennifer Kotzer Geretz, chaplain at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and soon to be ordained as rabbanit:; 973-803-8487

Rabbi David Glicksman, retired from Wilf Campus, but still providing care part-time to Jewish residents in Greater MetroWest senior living facilities:; 732-688-4197

Rabbi Joshua Hess, rabbi at Anshe Chesed in Linden and chaplain at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston:; 908-718-7198

Debby Pfeiffer, chaplain for Morristown Medical Center:; 201-739-9787; 973-971-5818

Rabbi Henoch Polansky, chaplain for Lester Senior Housing and Jewish Federation Plaza:; 718-757-1390

For more information, contact

In addition, Rabbi Ruth Gais, chaplain educator at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan and leader of Chavurat Lamdeinu in Summit, is also available:; 908-217-2915.

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