Community Chaplaincy

Community Chaplaincy

Contact Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Community Chaplain, (651) 434-4112.

If you are struggling with life challenges, feel overwhelmed, and long for a spiritual connection, our Community Chaplaincy Program can provide compassionate spiritual guidance and care.

The JFS Community Chaplaincy Program delivers spiritual guidance, ritual observance, and a listening presence to individuals and families in their homes and care settings or other settings as needed. It provides renewed meaning and hope to those coping with illness, loneliness, disability, end-of-life issues, and other life struggles. The program helps unaffiliated and marginalized Jews connect with the Jewish community or simply reconnect with their Jewishness.

Who We Serve

Individuals and families served by our Community Chaplaincy Program may or may not be JFS clients. Whether you are religious or secular, involved in the Jewish community or unaffiliated, no matter your connection to Judaism, Chaplaincy services are available.

Our Chaplaincy Staff

The Chaplaincy team is led by Rabbi Lynn Liberman, Board Certified Chaplain. She is assisted by specially trained spiritual care volunteers in the para-chaplaincy program. Rabbi Liberman is certified by the Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains, a professional recognition of her skills in spiritual care.

How JFS Chaplaincy Can Help You

Rabbi Liberman and the volunteer para-chaplains provide spiritual comfort and guidance for individuals and families of any background, tailored to individual beliefs and needs.

The JFS Community Chaplaincy and Para-Chaplaincy Programs are made possible by community support.


We are accepting applications for our second cohort of volunteer para-chaplains. Para-chaplains help Jews and their families throughout the Twin Cities metro area reconnect with their faith and spirituality through visits that nurture healing and resilience.

Training sessions will begin on Monday, November 4, and last for seven weeks through December 16, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Following the completion of training, cohort members will be matched to clients. This pairing may include one-to-one monthly visits with the same client, regular monthly visits to Jews who are incarcerated, leading holiday celebrations for those who are shut in, or other options to be announced.

Click here and SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE to complete the application to volunteer to become a para-chaplain. Once we have your application for this program, you will be scheduled for an interview. If accepted into the program, your commitment is expected to be for one year, with the option to continue after that.