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For more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai’s role as a Jewish hospital has been to provide compassionate care to people of all faiths and backgrounds.  Our values motivate us to offer chaplains of various traditions and celebrations of many major holidays for our diverse community of patients, their loved ones, and our caregivers.

Weekly Services

The Cedars-Sinai chapel, which is located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, is open to everyone 24 hours a day. Some religious programs may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai TV, Channel 50, including Jumu'ah (Friday afternoon weekly Islamic congregational service). 

There are Muslim prayer rugs, and scarves, as well as Islamic literature (including copies of the Qur'an) available in the chapel. The Qibla (orientation towards Mecca) is marked by a picture. If a patient needs additional resources, like prayer beads or Tayammum (dry ablution) kit, or determining the Qibla in a patient room, please request a chaplain.

Friday, 1:15-1:45 p.m – Jumu'ah or Islamic Prayer Service

Nearby Places of Worship

Prayer services at the Cedars-Sinai chapel are held on Friday afternoons, but you can also worship at mosques and Islamic centers in the area. This is only a partial listing, and Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any specific place of worship.

King Fahad Mosque (Sunni Majority)
10980 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
5.3 miles
Map and directions

Islamic Center of Southern California
434 S. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90020
5.6 miles
Map and directions

IMAN Cultural Center (Shi'i Majority)
3376 Motor Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
4.4 miles
Map and directions

Other Spiritual Care Services

Here are a few other ways that Cedars-Sinai supports members of the Islamic faith:

  • Assistance contacting outside clergy
  • Visits by Spiritual Care team volunteers
  • Inspirational and religious programs on Channel 50

Halal Food Availability

There are several halal restaurants that are close to Cedars-Sinai.

Advance Healthcare Directives

By completing an advance healthcare directive, you can clearly state your healthcare goals, values and preferences. An advance healthcare directive allows you to share with your care team and loved ones what is most important to you when thinking about your health—and gives you greater peace of mind.

Review these forms and resources. Talk with your doctor, your family and your rabbi or spiritual adviser, and work with them to complete your advance healthcare directive. That way, your care team and those most dear to you can honor your healthcare decisions.

Meet Our Team

Our dedicated chaplains are available to comfort you and can assist with your spiritual or religious needs.

Have Questions or Need Help?

Call the Spiritual Care team Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PT, or send a message. You can also visit our offices, which are on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, next to the chapel.