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Jewish Hospice Program

The Jewish Hospice Program provides emotional, spiritual, financial/budgetary and practical support to individuals and their family members. Our team helps clients navigate the healthcare system and works alongside their care providers to offer integrated and collaborative care, within a client’s means and cultural values. The Jewish Hospice Program is staffed by a Program Manager, Hospice Social Workers, Rabbi Chaplains, and a Volunteer Manager (through Circle of Care).


The Jewish Hospice Program provides:

  • Counselling

  • Care planning, resource identification, advocacy and system navigation

  • Spiritual support

  • Support for caregivers and caregiver relief

  • Support for individuals, families and children

  • Grief Counselling and Bereavement support

  • Trained volunteers (in partnership with Circle of Care)

  • Connection to a range of JF&CS services including financial assistance (where applicable)

  • Services available in English and Russian


General Eligibility (please call for more information):

  • Those diagnosed with progressive life limiting illness who identify as Jewish and their families

  • Catchment: from Lakeshore to Bloomington Road, 400 to the 404 (most of Greater Toronto).

The Hospice program is available at no cost to families who identify as Jewish.

For individuals: Please contact our Intake team at 416-638-7800, ext. 6234.

For Healthcare professionals: print and fax a referral form to: 416-638-7943, Attention: Jewish Hospice.


Learn more by reading our brochure


Grief and Bereavement Services

Services offered in both individual and group formats, in addition to opportunities for adults and families, include​:

  • Individual counseling

  • Bereavement groups 

  • Support for adults and families

  • Psychoeducation about grief and bereavement

  • Culturally-attuned approach 

  • Connection to resources in the community

  • Spiritual support

  • Services available in English and Russian


General Eligibility (please call for more information):

Individual Support: Open to those in the GTA who identify as part of the Jewish community and have experienced a recent loss (within the last 24 months).

Bereavement Groups: Aimed at the Jewish community but open to all (no limit on the length of time since the loss).

To access individual support or bereavement groups, please contact our Intake team at 416-638-7800, ext. 6234.

Click here to view our brochure. 


Education and Consultation

The Hospice, Bereavement and Grief team is available to support professionals in social service and healthcare settings by sharing expertise and providing education about Jewish cultural and spiritual needs at end-of-life and into bereavement. We provide seminars and consultation with a cultural and clinical perspective. For more information, please contact with the subject line “Hospice, Bereavement and Grief” and share any details about your education/consultation needs. 

The Jewish Hospice Program is a member of HPCO and has achieved Accreditation of our Hospice and Grief and Bereavement Services.



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