JFCS offers Torah studies, group discussions, Shabbat Services and spiritual support to inmates in both the local and state correctional facilities.
"(Through the Rabbi) we have learned that even though we are in prison we are still men and we are to act as men with the Rabbi leading by example and love."
Prison Ministry Participant
About JFCS Jewish Healing Programs
There are many unwanted challenges in our lives: illness, loss, isolation, spiritual crisis and grief to mention just a few. The Jewish Healing Program offers comfort and strength to individuals, caregivers and families facing a variety of challenges.
Renew Your Spirit
Healing is the renewal and strengthening of the spirit and mind - all JFCS Jewish Healing programs offer trained staff and volunteers to help you and your family through the process of healing.
Funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, JFCS offers the following programs to meet the needs of the community as people move through life transitions:
- Religious services
- Hospital, home and nursing home visitation
- Companions for serious illness and end of life
- Coping with the loss of a loved one
- Prison ministry
- Lending library and annual lecture
- Educating the community
- Resource and referral services
- Financial Case Management and Assistance
- Holocaust Survivor Support and Assistance
The Jewish Healing Program is affiliated with JBFCS and the National Center for Jewish Healing, JFVCS.
For more information please contact:
The Jewish Healing Program Coordinator