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Rabbi Jason Weiner Appointed New Jewish Chaplain at Cedars-Sinai

Los Angeles - July 23, 2009 – After an extensive national search, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has named Rabbi Jason Weiner as Jewish Chaplain. The appointment became effective Monday, July 20. “We could not be more pleased to welcome Rabbi Weiner to the Cedars-Sinai Family as Jewish Chaplain,” said Mark Siegel, Chairman of the Board. “He is a compassionate and innovative rabbi with a strong commitment to the Los Angeles Jewish community. We look forward to a long and enriching relationship both within and outside the walls of Cedars-Sinai.” Rabbi Weiner has been on staff at Cedars-Sinai as the acting Jewish Chaplain for nearly two years, providing daily spiritual care for the diverse population of hospital patients and building bridges with nurses, physicians, and employees throughout the medical center. “Rabbi Weiner distinguished himself among an exceptionally strong field of candidates,” said Arthur J. Ochoa, Esq, senior vice president of Community Relations and Development. “His vision for spiritual care will enhance and promote the health of our patients, our staff, and our community Rabbi Weiner joins Cedars-Sinai after serving as the Assistant Rabbi at Young Israel Century City where he initiated several programs that energized the synagogue, attracting new members and broadening its support base. He played a key role at Cedars-Sinai by stepping in to fill the void created by Rabbi Levi Meier’s illness and passing last year.