Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Judaism)

2019
October
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Twelve year-old Numa Beron, a longtime Cedars-Sinai patient who has spent much of her life in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, recently celebrated her Bat Mitzvah, a coming of age party for Jewish girls, in the medical center chapel. Beron was b...
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April
29,
2019
| 09:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
Poway. New Zealand. Sri Lanka. Pittsburgh. Charleston.  When gun violence invades a house of worship, how can a community cope and heal from the trauma?  Jason Weiner, BCC, senior Rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Si...
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April
29,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
As death closed in on the Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, some of those coping amid the wretched conditions affirmed life in an extraordinary way: They operated a clandestine medical school. By one estimate, as many as 500 students ...
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2018
November
06,
2018
| 12:10 AM America/Los_Angeles
ABC 7 Eyewitness News recently attended the birthday celebration for Charles Selarz, a Cedars-Sinai volunteer who turned 100 years old this month. Selarz is a Holocaust survivor who cheated death many times, enduring brutality at three concentrati...
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October
29,
2018
| 12:06 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cedars-Sinai Senior Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, led a solemn prayer vigil Monday afternoon for patients, staff members and visitors to mourn and to call for healing and hope following the Tree of Life synagogue shooting attack in Pittsburgh that left 11...
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July
12,
2018
| 01:23 AM America/Los_Angeles
Rabbi Jason Weiner, senior rabbi and director of Cedars-Sinai’s Spiritual Care Department, recently wrote a column published in the Jewish Journal that explained why the medical center recently developed a new Jewish Advance Healthcare Directive. ...
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April
11,
2018
| 07:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
The first time George Berci heard a siren, he was 23 years old. It was the summer of 1944, on the outskirts of Budapest, he was one of hundreds of Jewish conscripted laborers who were packed into a railroad car as human freight. They were bound fo...
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