Ask Doctor Death

EP 17: A Jewish Chaplain's Perspective

May 09, 2021
Ask Doctor Death
EP 17: A Jewish Chaplain's Perspective
Show Notes

We've had many conversations here on Ask Doctor Death about a variety of religious views, but have rarely touched on Jewish  beliefs and practices around death, dying and bereavement.  In this episode, we are honored to present Rabbi Sarah Rensin, a hospice chaplain with a very  progressive perspective on Judaism. 

Rabbi Sarah was ordained at the Academy for Jewish Religion California in 2015. After ordination, she used her background in fine art and teaching to create a dynamic Jewish education curriculum at the Jewish Day School in Bellevue Washington. During her years working at JDS she continued her education and became certified as a clinical chaplain. She  worked as a rabbi and chaplain at Evergreen Hospice in Washington, and was instrumental in creating programs for spiritual care support for hospital clinicians during the Covid-19 pandemic. In late 2020 Rabbi Sarah moved to Oregon, where she currently works for Signature Hospice. 

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