Religious Services and Observances

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


Religious Observances

For Jewish Patients and Their Families:

* 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
  • Communion
  • 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
  • Rosaries
  • 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.

For All:

  • 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.