What Every Chaplain Should Know When Serving Jewish Patients, Families, and Staff
Presented by Rabbi Dr. Joseph S. Ozarowski
September 29, 2022 ~ 12pm – 1:30pm Central Time
Webinar will include:
- Introduction to Judaism: Faith, law, tradition, peoplehood and culture
- The Topography of the Jewish Community and its various subcommunities
- Basics on Jewish Practices as well as some foundational Jewish texts
- Pastoral Care versus Spiritual Care
- Best Practices in Chaplaincy – what to say and what not to say
- Case Studies and Examples will be integrated throughout the presentation
- Question and Answer Time
NACC Certification Competencies Addressed in this Webinar
ITP2, PIC4, PPS2, PPS3, PPS6
Rabbi Dr. Joseph S. Ozarowski is Rabbinic Counselor and Chaplain for JCFS Chicago (Jewish Child and Family Services) and a Jewish Chaplain for the North Shore University HealthCare System. He is also an adjunct professor at Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership as well as the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles. Rabbi Ozarowski was cited by Chicago Jewish News as a “Top Jewish Chicagoan of 2013,” and received the “Rabbi Mordechai Simon Award” from the Chicago Board of Rabbis in 2014. He served as president of the Board of Rabbis from 2015 to 2017 and currently serves as President of Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC). An engaging, nationally known teacher and speaker, Ozarowski has served congregations in Pennsylvania, California, Minnesota and the New York area.
Rabbi Dr. Ozarowski is a Board-Certified Chaplain (NAJC). He received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago, his rabbinic ordination from Skokie’s Hebrew Theological College and his doctorate from Lancaster (PA) Theological Seminary. He has served on the Jewish Federation of Chicago Board and on the North Shore University HealthCare System Institutional Ethics Committee.
A prolific author, Rabbi Ozarowski co-authored Common Ground (1998, Jason Aronson) and has written numerous articles. His first book, To Walk in God’s Ways – Jewish Pastoral Perspectives on Illness and Bereavement (hard cover 1995, Jason Aronson, paperback 2004, Rowman and Littlefield), is considered a standard in the field of Judaism and Pastoral Care.
Rabbi Ozarowski is married to Ashira (nee Rapoport), has four children and nineteen grandchildren.