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Providing Education, Resources & Accreditation for Jewish Hospice Professionals &Volunteers



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Established in 1985

NIJH was established in 1985 to help alleviate suffering in serious and terminal illness. Its 52,000 members are comprised of business and professional leaders, and a consortium of endowing foundations.

NIJH serves as a resource and educational center for hospices, hospitals, family service, medical organizations and all health-care agencies, educating them to the issues and challenges of serving the Jewish terminally ill.

24 hour toll-free number

A 24-hour toll-free number counsels families, patients and care-givers, and provides locations of hospices, hospitals, health professionals and clergy of all faiths. Toll-Free, 24-Hour Contact 1-800-446-4448.

NIJH Accredited Hospices

NIJH has accredited and reaccredited 225 Jewish hospice programs in the United States. We have assisted facilities in planning conferences, training staff and designing appropriate workshops to better serve the Jewish terminally ill.

The Jewish Hospice
Accreditation Conferences

NIJH provides hospice training and accreditation through the annual national conference, which takes place in November.

This conference brings together people from hospices across the country in related fields, including administrators, chaplains of all faiths, psychologists, nurses, bereavement counselor and social workers. It is an intensive day of sessions, presenting the best minds in the field to lecture and discuss all aspects of hospice and the Jewish terminally ill. For more information, click here.

Publications & Information

NIJH produces reliable resources for both the public and professionals. These include books, manuals, CD sets, booklets and other publications. They will be of interest and benefit to hospice professionals, volunteers, patients and family members alike. Click here for more information.

NIJH also publishes articles and reprints of material that is of interest to the hospice community.



Conference Topics

“Understanding The Jewish
Home”  “Jewish Medical Ethics -
End-of-Life Care”  “Getting The
Most Out of Jewish Hospice –
Caregivers, Families, Patients” 
“Giving Dignity Until The Soul
Reaches Heaven”  “Jewish
Value Concepts At The End of
Life with Pictorial Illustrations” 
Networking Session

Speakers At The Conference
Shirley Lamm, Executive Director,
NIJH  Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner,
Executive Vice President & Chief
Medical Officer, Vitas Innovative
Hospice Care  Rabbi Y. Young,
NIJH Staff  David Zinner,
Executive Director, Kavod v'Nichum
 Rabbi Me’irah Susan Iliinsky,
Rabbi and Chaplain, San Francisco
Bay Area Region of VITAS Hospice


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