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