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Spirituality at the Home

JEWISH LIFE AT THE HOME

Daughters offers a full array of Jewish religious and cultural programming for those of all affiliations and backgrounds.

Weekday Prayer Services

Daughters has a beautifully appointed on-site synagogue with full-time rabbinical services in which our chaplain, Rabbi Zvi Karpel, holds weekday services in the Orthodox tradition. All residents and families are welcome to attend services.

Shabbat Prayer Services and Programming

A Shabbat Simcha program is held on Friday afternoons. The program seeks to elevate the spiritual lives of our residents with a special program comprised of Jewish music and stories. Intergenerational programs often take place on Friday afternoons, with local schools and camps performing and visiting the residents. Daughters holds Egalitarian Friday evening services, called the Chavura program, in the Samuel Sudler Atrium. In addition, Shabbat evening and morning services are held in the synagogue led by Rabbi Zvi Karpel. Shabbat concludes with Havdalah services on each unit.

Jewish Holidays

Daughters of Israel celebrates all Jewish holidays and coordinates special activities and programming around them. For instance, Chanukah activities include latkes making, dreidel games, outdoor menorah lighting ceremony, and a Chanukah party.

Additional Programming

The Rabbi holds study groups and discussions on the units throughout the month and regularly makes pastoral rounds on the units and in the hospitals.

MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR MULTI-FAITH COMMUNITY

Although Daughters is a home based in the Jewish tradition, we strive to accommodate and respect the spiritual needs of all our residents through various religious observances. Catholic Mass and Communion services are held, in addition to weekly Fellowship Meetings. Visits by members of the clergy to our residents are facilitated on a regular basis.

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