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Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC
Senior Rabbi and Manager
Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, serves as the senior rabbi and manager of the Spiritual Care Department, where he is responsible for the chaplaincy team and all aspects of spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai.
Rabbi Weiner initially came to Cedars-Sinai to serve as the Jewish chaplain. He previously had been the assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Century City in West Los Angeles.
Rabbi Weiner earned his rabbinic ordination in 2006 at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah Rabbinical School in New York City, where he was subsequently honored as alumnus of the year. He received an additional ordination from Rav Zalman Nechemia Goldberg in Jerusalem as well as a master's degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. He is currently completing a master's degree in Bioethics and Health Policy through Loyola University, Chicago. Rabbi Weiner has also completed four units of clinical pastoral education and is a board certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and he currently sits on their board.
Rabbi Weiner serves as a vice-president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and was honored with the Rabbinic Leadership Award from the Orthodox Union. He is a member of the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee, the Organ Donor Council and the Bioethics Committee, where he serves on its internal advisory board. Rabbi Weiner is also the Rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue in Los Angeles' Pico/Robertson neighborhood, he teaches a Talmud class at Shalhevet High School, and he frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at conferences and synagogues throughout the nation on topics related to Jewish medical ethics, pastoral care, health and wellness. He is the author of Guide to Observance of Jewish Law in a Hospital (Kodesh Press) and has published more than a dozen scholarly articles as well as a number of "popular" pieces.
For an appointment, a hospital visit, or more information, please call the Chaplaincy Line at 310-423-5550 or his direct line at 310-423-5238.