Our Pastoral Care department provides spiritual and emotional support to help patients and families of all faiths – and those not identifying with any specific belief system – find meaning, courage and hope.
The Dorothy Marron Chapel, on the first floor of the Bergen building, is always open for prayer, meditation, or quiet reflection. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 11am daily and 2pm on Sundays. A wide selection or religious literature is also available.
Our Chaplains represent a variety of faiths and can facilitate any religious, cultural or ritual needs.
Rev. Mason Jenkins – Supervisor of Pastoral Care; Board Certified Interfaith Chaplain with a Masters of Divinity
Chaplain Abby Feriak – Interfaith Chaplain with a Masters of Divinity
Fr. Mert Codero – Roman Catholic Priest Chaplain
Fr. Stephen Toth – Roman Catholic Priest Chaplain
Rabbi Avrohom Marmorstein – Jewish Chaplain
Chaplains on call 24/7 to service people from all backgrounds in crisis
Faith-specific religious guidance
Prayer and sacramental assistance
Support for people making difficult decisions for themselves or loved ones
Religious literature of all types including Bibles and interfaith prayer booklets
Outreach to local clergy and religious communities
Additional Resources for Jewish Patients
Kosher meals certified by the Volover Rov (Rabbi N. E. Teitlebaum) and the Vaad of Staten Island; dairy meals are Chalav Yisrael and meat meals are Glatt
Additional kosher meals for family members (one free in Mother/Baby and Pediatric units; others at cost)
Two kosher pantries stocked by Chesed 24/7 with snacks, beverages, and religious reading material
On Shabbat: juice, challah and battery operated candles (through Pastoral Care) and assistance for families in need of lodging (through Patient and Family Relations)
Holiday celebrations: Rosh Hashanah – apples and honey, and blowing of the shofar; Sukkot – sukkah on premises; Passover – matzo available
Additional Resources for Muslim Patients
Prayer rugs and religious literature
Assistance washing before prayer and locating Qibla
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Pastoral Care 201-447-8150
Valley Dining 201-447-8094
Patient and Family Relations 201-447-8015
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