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The Case For Orthodox Female Chaplains

I often wonder what it would take to encourage women in our community to become chaplains?

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Reviewing some of my other recent consultations, I wonder if the patient or staff member would have felt more open to discuss some of their burdens and concerns if the chaplain was a frum female? For example: A Jewish patient distressed over whether to continue a relationship with his non-Jewish partner; an administrator seeking guidance over whether the time has come to freeze her eggs in the hope that someday she’ll find her bashert; a physician who wonders why Jewish guys were more interested in her before she became Jewish; a frum single patient in her early 40’s who – after years of fertility treatment kept secret from friends and family – is on bed-rest in the home-stretch before celebrating the joyous birth of her child.

The field of chaplaincy would be greatly enriched by Orthodox women. If you or someone you know is looking to make a lasting difference by embarking on a rewarding spiritual career in a healthcare setting, I invite you to be in touch: dcoleman@nshs.edu.

About the Author: Chaplain Daniel Coleman provides non-judgmental religious and spiritual care to patients at North Shore University Hospital. He is a board member of NAJC and a member of APC (professionalchaplains.org).


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