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.
The chapel at Cedars-Sinai is open to patients, visitors and Cedars-Sinai employees 24 hours a day. It is located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South towers, and is open to people of all beliefs. Additional spiritual services and programs may be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit TV, Channel 50.
In addition to services at the Cedars-Sinai chapel, there are many other places for prayer and attending services in the vicinity of the hospital. This is only a partial listing, and Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any specific place of worship.
Other Spiritual Care Services
In order to accommodate people of all faiths and belief systems, Cedars-Sinai offers:
- Help with contacting outside clergy members and spiritual advisors
- "Music for Healing" performed by volunteer gospel/worship singers
- The Harvard Divinity School Multifaith Calendar, which lists primary sacred times for world religions
- Visits from Spiritual Care team volunteers
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.
Call the Other Religious Traditions team Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Pacific Time (U.S.), 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.