Laura Young, MJS
Laura S. Young, MJS, serves as Jewish Chaplain of the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Sinai. She is experienced in Jewish and Interfaith chaplaincy and during her four years of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) she provided spiritual support for patients, their families, and staff in the telemetry, geriatrics, oncology, orthopedic and intensive care units.
Chaplain Young has a deep commitment to community service. Throughout her career she has been actively involved with and held leadership roles in synagogues, schools, and community centers.
After earning a bachelor's in political science at the University of California, San Diego, magna cum laude, and a master's in political science at the University of California, Los Angeles, Chaplain Young worked for Jewish and human rights organizations. More recently, she completed the two year Wagner Human Services Training Program at the American Jewish University before earning a master's in Jewish Studies with a specialty in Jewish Chaplaincy and a certificate in Jewish Chaplaincy from the Academy for Jewish Religion. Chaplain Young’s four years of internship were spent at Cedars-Sinai and Santa Monica-University of California, Los Angeles Medical Centers.