Prison Ministry & Religious Outreach

Prison Ministry Program

A trained community volunteer visits incarcerated individuals at De Soto Correctional Facility near Arcadia twice a month, with visits to other area penal institutions as needed.

Religious Outreach

Our Community Chaplain and volunteers lead Shabbat and holiday programs at senior living facilities in the community. Additionally, materials are circulated to JFCS staff and the general public that provides information on Jewish beliefs, customs, and holidays.

For questions, referrals, or to apply for the program, please contact:
Rabbi Jonathan R. Katz , Community Chaplain & Director of
JFCS’s Jewish Healing Program
941-366-2224 ext. 166 or email