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Weekly Religious Services
All religious services take place in the Chapel, located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South Towers. Some events may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit, in-house Channel 50.
Mondays 12:00-12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 pm - Fundamentals of Jewish Thought
Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Wednesdays 1:00 – 1:30 pm - Christian Worship and Fellowship
Thursdays 11:30 - 12:00 pm - Mindfulness Meditation
Fridays 12:00-12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Fridays 1:00 -2:00 pm - Muslim Prayer Service
Fridays 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Welcoming of Sabbath Service
Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am - Shabbat Services (once a month)
Sundays 1:30-2:00 pm - Catholic Mass or Communion Service
For Jewish Patients and Their Families:
- Rabbi Weiner's Guide to Traditional Jewish Observance in a Hospital
- Jewish Sabbath observance
- Kosher food is available in the Employee Cafeteria and the Plaza Café. Patients are offered a kosher meal plan, featuring fresh food cooked in our kosher kitchen, certified by the Rabbinical Council of California. For more information call 310-423-4444 or 310-423-4797.
- Local Kosher restaurants and markets
- Local area hotels
- "Healing through Jewish Songs and Stories" (televised daily at 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Channel 50)
- High holiday services in Harvey Morse Auditorium
- Pre-taped holiday services (televised on Channel 50)
- Annual Rabbi Levi Meier, Ph.D., Memorial Lecture on Jewish Values in Patient Care
- Yahrzeit observance
- Jewish Expectant Parent Workshop
- Brit Milah/Circumcision assistance*
- Jewish Calendar (2006-2015)
- Rabbi Weiner's Study Session every Tuesday at 12:00 noon in the Chapel on the Plaza Level, broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50
- A traveling Torah
- A communal Sukkah
- Kosher Mezuzot on all doorways
- The Jewish Chaplaincy Annual Report to the Community
*Special Note about Brit Milah/Circumcision: To accommodate parents wishing to observe the Jewish tradition of brit milah, Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care Department can help make arrangements for a mohel to perform the circumcision or can also help in finding a place to hold the celebration. Recommended mohels are experienced and technically trained in this surgery. In the event a mohel is not available, one of our knowledgeable Jewish staff physicians may perform the brit after consulting with a rabbi.
For Christian Patients and Their Families: (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Non-Denominational)
- Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50.
- Christian Worship and Fellowship in the chapel on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m
Broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Anointing of the sick
- Prayers for the dead
- Services on important holidays such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter, televised on Channel 50
- Emergency baptisms
- New Testament and Bibles
- Devotional reading and Holy Cards
- Music for Healing volunteer gospel/worship singers
For Jehovah's Witnesses Patients and Their Families:
For Jehovah's Witnesses patient visitation, assistance on decisions about non-use of blood and blood-related products or for information about non-blood alternative medical protocols for procedures traditionally requiring blood products, call Craig Tidwell at 323-270-3601.
Note: Craig Tidwell is the HLC Patient Visitation Group Coordinator as well as a Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care department volunteer who visits Jehovah's Witness patients and families. He can help with questions related to use or non-use of blood products.
- Assistance contacting community clergy
- Visits by Chaplaincy Department volunteers
- Inspirational programs on Channel 50
- Interfaith Calendar - The Interfaith Calendar lists primary sacred times for world religions, including Islam, Buddhist, Judaism, Hindu, Christian, Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Shinto, Jain, Confucian, Daoist, Native American religions and more at www.interfaithcalendar.org.