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Jewish Health Resource Center

Programs & Resources

The JHRC operates in a range of medical and academic areas, including Jewish genetic disease prevention, staff training, community outreach and public education events, such healthcare symposiums.

Programs

  • Portable Kosher Carts – We are pleased to provide portable kosher carts at Einstein hospitals in Philadelphia, Elkins Park, and Montgomery County, thanks to a grant from Einstein’s Compassionate Care Fund. These carts, which include a microwave, refrigerator, and room for nonperishable food, are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week upon request. Community volunteers from the Bikkur Cholim have partnered with Einstein to provide hot meals, upon request, as well as snacks to be stored on the cart. Patients should discuss what their needs are with staff when they arrive on the floor. Staff are encouraged to ask patients how they practice and what type of assistance they need. This effort will enable patients to navigate their healthcare in accordance with their faith. Patients can request the cart from nurses on their unit, reach out directly to Bikkur Cholim, or ask staff to reach out on their behalf.
  • Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases program (formerly Einstein Victor Center) – Advocates and provides resources to prevent life-threatening genetic diseases through preconception genetic screening, education, and counseling of individuals and couples with ANY Jewish ancestry. Contact us to schedule a screening or counseling session
  • Pikuach Nefesh (to save a life) and Kovod (respect)
  • Dor L’Dor (Generation to Generation) – Provide staff education to enable Einstein staff to better understand Jewish customs and traditions, so they can partner with patients, community members and local organizations to better treat and serve our Jewish population.
  • Nutritional Support – Provides an opportunity for a better understanding of how our nutrition directly impacts our health and how we can eat well with food preferences and customs in mind.
  • MossRehab's Disability Etiquette and It's Just Respect program – Aims to educate people in the workplace, retail business or in the community—about disability etiquette.
  • Stop the Bleed – A free program for bystander emergency aid. Provides bystander instruction and hands on practice in emergency first aid for uncontrolled bleeding. What you can do in the first 5 minutes could save a life!

Partners

Resources

Learn more about how to navigate healthcare as a member of the Jewish community. If you have any questions, be sure to ask your healthcare providers.

  • Sharsheret – Improves the lives of Jewish women and families living with or at increased genetic risk for breast or ovarian cancer through personalized support and saves lives through educational outreach.
  • Einstein's New Arrivals Clinic – Provides specialized treatment for newly arrived immigrants, refugees and asylees to the United States.

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