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April 09, 2004 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-04-09

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The vision continues

The *


We need your help to build the Network

David Techner

President — JHCN


recently spoke with a rabbi from Denver
who, knowing I was from Detroit, asked
whether I knew Rabbi Bunny Freedman and
the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network.
When I said I not only knew Rabbi Freedman,
but had also introduced him to the hospice phi-
losophy and was the founding director of the
organization, he told me how Denver's Jewish
community is building its own organization,
modeled after JHCN! If imitation is the highest
form of flattery, then clearly our vision has truly
taken hold.
Through JHCN, Jews coping with terminal
illness need not suffer alone. Our network of
hospice-trained JHCN rabbis, congregational
rabbis, social workers, volunteers, healthcare

professionals and hospice partners ensures that
patients and their families have access to all the
services they need. Regardless of denomination,
affiliation, or lifestyle, all are treated as individ-
uals, with love, understanding and devotion.
Our program continues to grow. In 2004 we
are caring for 144 patients a day, an increase of
232% over 2001, when we were serving 42
patients a day. While we do not charge fees, our
services do cost money. Since we receive no
government reimbursement, our funding comes
from people like you — caring, concerned Jews
who join us in providing a Jewish presence for
the terminally ill and their families.
Eventually, end-of-life issues will affect each
one of us. Please continue to support this wor-
thy cause with a generous gift. The Jewish com-
munity is counting on you! ■


JHCN recognized for innovation fund

JHCN receives The Jewish Fund's prestigious "Robert Sosnick Award Of Excellence"

HCN takes great pride in receiving the
Robert Sosnick Award of Excellence.
The award recognizes the agency's
impact and its unique Clinical Pastoral
Education Program. The award also honors
outstanding organizations and programs for
"innovation, compassion, leadership, impact
on the quality of life for vulnerable popula-
tions and high standards of care." JHCN
strives to make excellence the norm, and we
are honored to have been recognized for our
success in these areas. ■


(From left) Karen Sosnick Schoenberg, Harriet Cooper,
David Techner, Rabbi Dannel Schwartz
and Rabbi E.B. Freedman.


How you can help

■ In memory of a loved one
■ To celebrate a special occasion or an
individual's accomplishment
■ To make a lasting contribution

Create a Designated Fund to:

■ Support the overall work of JHCN
■ Support a designated purpose such as

■ The Bielfield Family Fund
for Jewish Hospice Care


Help JHCN ensure that No Jew Is Ever Alone

Create a Named Fund:

Recently Established
JHCN Funds

pastoral care, education, volunteer train-
ing, Jewish ritual, transportation, respite
care, treatment of Alzheimer's disease
and other forms of dementia, emergency
intervention, indigent care, etc.
Call Harriet Cooper at (248) 559-1500,
extension 150, to inquire about establishing
a JHCN Fund. ■

The Rose Kaufman Fund
for Jewish Hospice Care

■ The Abe J. and
Faye Weiner Fund for
Pastoral Care

■ The Nancy Grosfeld
Education Fund

■ The Myron J. Armon Fund
for Nursing Education

■ The Elizabeth Weiss
Spiritual Care Fund

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