Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End of Life

May 2, 2013

Dear Friends,

MJHS, one of the largest and most respected not-for-profit hospice and palliative care programs under Jewish auspices, is honored to present you with the enclosed electronic guidebook: Caring for Holocaust Survivors with Sensitivity at End-of-LifeWe are grateful to the Orthodox Union for its interest in sharing this useful resource to its membership in the wide Jewish community.  The Orthodox Union has consistently partnered with MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care to bring vital educational programs to synagogues across the US, including the popular When Illness Strikes program, as well as the Sandwich Generation Program.  This guidebook will be an additional resource to all those caring for cherished Holocaust Survivors.

Thanks to the generous support of Targum Shlishi Foundation and MJHS Foundation, we are able to share this timely and practical educational resource with you – professional caregivers and community leaders serving survivors and their children. This guidebook was a natural extension of work done by MJHS through generous funding from UJA Federation of NY.  We were privileged to develop a Holocaust Museum program aimed at clinicians, and conducted at the Jewish Heritage Museum in Battery Park. Like MJHS, each section is rooted in the core Jewish values of compassion, dignity and respect.

MJHS has been committed to delivering compassionate, expert care since 1907, when we were founded by four courageous Brooklyn Ladies. As a charitable not-for-profit, our focus is on easing suffering, upholding dignity, affirming values and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

Like you, we share a moral and professional obligation to care for Holocaust Survivors through life’s final journey in a way that honors their lives, manages their pain and suffering and brings comfort to their families. Caring for this special community is a tremendous privilege and allows us to bare witness to a generation of precious souls whose pain and survival is a legacy from which we must learn.

For more information about MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care as well as our other meaningful programs and services, please call 1-800-HOSPICE or visit

Sincerely, Toby Weiss Director, Cultural Diversity and Jewish Programming Metropolitan Jewish Hospice and Palliative Care (MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care)

(212) 649-5585


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