Rabbi Nina Redl
Cancer Center Chaplain
Chaplain Nina Redl is a Jewish Cancer Center Chaplain in the Spiritual Care Department at Cedars-Sinai. She is originally from Germany but has lived around the world in Italy, Ireland, South Africa and Israel and speaks several languages. She completed her Clinical Pastoral Education training in both Munich, Germany and New York City. After attending the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York, where her graduate work included extensive learning in Jewish philosophy, theology and Talmud, she earned her rabbinic ordination in Israel.
Chaplain Redl previously served as Chaplain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in multiple hospitals in Germany and most recently at St. Louis French Hospital in Jerusalem where she also worked as a surgical wound care nurse. Her chaplaincy specialties are cancer care, palliative care and trauma care. She has worked with patients of all ages including pediatric patients and their families.
As a rabbi, she developed traveling Jewish holiday services for patients in transplant and intensive care settings. In addition to her chaplaincy, her interests include modern Talmud interpretation and biomedical ethics.