Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC
Director, Spiritual Care Department
Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, serves as the senior rabbi and director of the Cedars-Sinai Spiritual Care Department, where he is responsible for the chaplaincy team and all aspects of spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai.
Rabbi Weiner previously served as the assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Century City in West Los Angeles. He has earned two rabbinic ordinations, as well as a master's degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University, Chicago, where he is completing a doctorate in clinical bioethics. He has also earned a master's degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Weiner has completed four units of clinical pastoral education. He is a board-certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and he sits on the board. He is also a member of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Rabbi Weiner is a past president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and has been honored with Rabbinic Leadership Awards from the Orthodox Union and Chai Lifeline. He is a member of the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee, Organ Donor Council and Bioethics Committee, for which he serves on the internal advisory board. Rabbi Weiner is also the rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood, and he frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at conferences and synagogues throughout the nation on topics related to Jewish medical ethics, pastoral care, health and wellness.
He is the author of Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making (Urim Press) and Guide to Observance of Jewish Law in a Hospital (Kodesh Press). He developed Cedars-Sinai's innovative Jewish Advance Healthcare Directive and has published more than two dozen scholarly articles and book chapters.