Conference 2021

NIJH Virtual Accreditation Conference

November 17 & 18, 2021

Providing education, resources, and accreditation for Jewish hospice.

For Doctors, Nurses, Administrators, Chaplains, Social Workers, and ALL Hospice Professionals!

Conference sessions include:

  • Jewish medical ethics
  • End of Life caring and issues from a Jewish perspective
  • Jewish aspects of consolation and bereavement
  • Caring for different groups within Judaism
  • much, much more!

Plus, network with Hospice Professionals for across the United States!

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NIJH Accreditation offers:
  • Train your staff to serve Jewish patients in a culturally-sensitive way
  • Create greater Jewish patient and family satisfaction
  • Build your reputation in the Jewish community
  • Grow your business with new clients from the Jewish community
  • Jewish holiday information distributed before every holiday
  • Access to all NIJH materials
  • Media and Marketing kit
  • Listing on the NIJH website

Partial List of Speakers

Rabbi YY Rubinstein

“The Strange Jewish Calmness of Dying”

Rabbi YY Rubinstein is one of the most sought-after speakers across the Jewish world speaking regularly throughout the United States, Canada and Europe as well as South Africa and Israel.

With his Scottish accent, he combines a keen sense of humor with a sharp intellect and brings a Jewish perspective to moral and ethical discussions on topics that affect everyone.

He is a regular broadcaster on BBC TV & Radio. His programs, “Yom Kippur” and “Sunrise Sunset” for BBC World Service was heard by audiences of 156 million people. With his Scottish accent, he combines a keen sense of humor with a sharp intellect. a Jewish perspective to moral and ethical discussions on topics that affect everyone. He is the author of twelve books, including, “The Little Book for Big Worries – Dealing With Serious Illness”. He is only the ninth person to receiver Manchester University’s prestigious Medal of Honor.

Dr. Rabbi Aaron Glatt

“The Jewish Experience of Death – Step by Step”

Dr. Rabbi Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is the Chairman, Department of Medicine and Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai South Nassau in New York, and a Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. He is also a spokesperson for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

An international lecturer on medical and Jewish issues, Dr. Rabbi Glatt lectures extensively on these topics and has also written two books on these issues. He is the Associate Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere.

The author of 200 scientific journal articles, book chapters and presentations, he has served on editorial boards and as a reviewer for many prestigious journals, has worked on many government, hospital, medical school and public health committees, and has been frequently interviewed by print, television and on-line media.

Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner

“The Principles of Jewish Medical Ethics & Case Studies”

Dr. Barry Kinzbrunner was the Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. He is also a Consultant in JDC- Eshel Palliative and Spiritual Care, Jerusalem, Israel, and an Assistant Professor at the Miller School of Medicine of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.

A national leader in defining the role of the hospice medical director, he has extensive experience developing professional performance standards, pain and symptom management guidelines, quality assurance, and hospice and palliative care education.

He was the lead author of 20 Common Problems in End-of-Life Care, and has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Shirley Lamm
President, NIJH

Rabbi Young, Director of Education, NIJH

“As a Christian working in a Jewish hospice, I was not away of many customs. It was imperative of me to learn and understand the customs to be able to provide holistic care. Thank you!”

“In the past 36 years, NIJH has accredited hundreds of hospices and trained thousands of hospice professionals. We have made a significant difference in teh care of the Jewish terminally ill.”
– Shirley Lamm, President NIJH

“This conference opened my eyes and my mind to the significance of what we do for those Jewish patients who are coming to the end of their life. It is so fulfilling!”