Conference 2022

NIJH Accreditation Conference


November 17, 2022 • 8:00am – 5:30pm
Doubletree by Hilton, Newark International Airport, New Jersey

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!

Register now!
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
  • Restaurants, Coffee & Tea Bar
  • Luxury Hotel Amenities
  • Heated Pool & Fitness Center
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Minutes from Newark Airport
  • Free 24 Hour Shuttle from Airport (every 1/2 hr)
  • 30 minute Train Ride to NYC

Special Conference Hotel Rates

$139+ tax, per night
  • good thru 10/16/2022
Book your hotel room now

Book using the link above, you can call the hotel at 973-690-5500. Mention the conference for the special rate.

Speakers at NIJH Accreditation 2021

Shirley Lamm
President, NIJH

Shirley Lamm, together with her husband Rabbi Dr. Maurice Lamm, founded the National Institute for Jewish Hospice in 1985. Since her husband Rabbi Maurice Lamm died, she has taken the title of President. and oversees all of its activities, fund raising and the NIJH emergency hotline. She oversees three offices (California, Florida & New York) on a daily basis.

She has counseled over 1,100 families in crisis through the NIJH hotline, offering guidance to terminal patients. Her administrative capacity has assured National Institute for Jewish Hospice’s survival and excellent service.

Shirley Lamm was the leader of many prominent synagogues together with her husband, most notably Beth Jacob in Beverly Hills, California. She was an officer and board member of many Jewish organizations. She has written many articles on timely Jewish topics, and created many programs to benefit the Jewish community.

Rabbi Young, Director of Education, NIJH

“The Jew; Ancient Values in Modern Times”
“Hospice in a Jewish Home; Kosher, Holidays & The Final Journey”

Rabbi Young is an educator and lecturer with over 30 years of experience. He has been with NIJH since 2009. He is the Education Director at NIJH, and oversees the NIJH Conference and publications.

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.

“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!”