1 2022

Compassionate Presence and Sacred Encounter

12:00PM - 1:30PM  


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Please join us as we explore with Chaplain Bruce Feldstein MD, BCC an approach to the Jewish mitzvah of visiting the sick, Bikkur Cholim, as an “architecture in time.” This workshop provides practical guidance for connecting with and accompanying people in a way that allows for compassionate presence and sacred encounter. Bruce's teaching is applicable to supporting any person experiencing illness or grief, spiritual or physical, and relates any human interaction

Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD, BCC is the founder and director of JFCS Jewish Chaplaincy Services, serving Stanford Medicine, and Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. After specializing in emergency medicine for 19 years, an injury led him to a deeper sense of his life’s work, as a chaplain. Bruce was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and completed his chaplaincy training in 2000 in Stanford’s Clinical Pastoral Education program. He developed and teaches an award-winning curriculum on spirituality and well-being for medical students and faculty at Stanford School of Medicine. Chaplain Dr. Feldstein received the John Templeton Spirituality and Medicine Curricular Award and was the first recipient of the Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care presented by the Stanford Health Care Board of Directors. He is recognized as a Board Certified

Chaplain by Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, the professional association for Jewish chaplains worldwide, where he was a past president. He has taught and published widely. Bruce is member of Congregations Kol Emeth in Palo Alto, Beth Jacob in Redwood City and Beth Am in Los Altos.

Event co-sponsors:

Congregation Beth El (in Berkeley)

Netivot Shalom (in Berkeley)

Temple Sinai (in Oakland)

Congregation Kol Emeth (in Palo Alto)