It is the honor and privilege of our Spiritual Care Services chaplains to support all members of the UCSF community during the holiday season. Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day by pager (443-CARE) to provide you with emotional and spiritual support as well as rituals and ritual items to celebrate holidays that are meaningful to you. Here are two upcoming events you may enjoy. Please spread the word!
For more information or to suggest a particular ritual or event to celebrate a holiday, please contact Chaplain Allison Kestenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Music is Good Medicine Concert
Come celebrate the holiday spirit with music. Performances by gifted Music is Good Medicine volunteers. Family members, visitors, staff and members of the public are welcome to attend.
Friday, December 7
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
513 Parnassus Avenue, Medical Science Building, Cole Hall
Reception to follow.
Music is good medicine is a program of Spiritual Care Services founded through a Rankin Booster Grant from UCSF Partners in Care, and is made possible by generous donations and volunteer musicians.
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in the Parnassus Meditation Room
4:45 – 5:00 p.m.
Patients, their loved ones, and staff of all backgrounds are invited to attend a brief lighting of the electric menorah (a.k.a. chanukiyah) in the Meditation room on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. A chaplain from Spiritual Care Services will “light” the menorah and offer a brief inclusive blessing and reflection related to healing and bringing light into the dark season of winter.
Rabbi Elliot Kukla of the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center will be present for the lighting on Tuesday December 11!
Chaplains and our Music is Good Medicine volunteers are available to bring celebratory items and sing Hanukkah songs at the bedside. Jewish chaplains are also available upon request.