Kashouvot is a pioneer organization establishing the new field of Pastoral Care in Israel. Kashouvot provides Pastoral Care (also called Chaplaincy or Spiritual Support) for individuals of all faiths and their families. Our chaplains help people identify their unique sources of meaning and inner strengths. Through a variety of pastoral skills and approaches, we assist people in coping with the transitions of aging, illness, death and grief as well as in identifying areas of joy and growth.

We place trained and qualified professional chaplains in multiple healthcare settings. Our team, led by Rabbi Valerie Stessin and Rabbi Miriam Berkowitz, works in hospital, hospice, palliative care and retirement home frameworks, as well as with private clients.

We provide Pastoral Care in English, Hebrew, French, Spanish, Russian, German, Flemish, Yiddish and Indonezian.

On this site you will find information about Kashouvot’s work in spiritual care and the educational and pastoral services we offer for groups and individuals.

We invite you to read about the history of Pastoral Care, personal stories and testimonials about its current practice and find resources for future learning and development.


This site was created with a generous grant from Targum Shlishi, an Aryeh and Raquel Rubin Foundation

 Thank you to the Foundations who support us, including:

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