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.

Advance Care Planning

Rabbi Liberman is trained as a certified Honoring Choices facilitator, the most common advance care planning tool used in Minnesota. She is available to meet with individuals and families to simply facilitate conversations and/or help individuals complete an Honoring Choices document or any advanced care planning document. This service is available on a sliding fee scale. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Jewish greetings and prayers of comfort and support collected by Rabbi Liberman.
Jewish Prayer at End of Life – Vidui
Jewish Prayer of Healing – Mi Sheberach
Jewish Prayers for Peace, Comfort and Wellbeing
Shabbat Celebrations
Shabbat Blessings – downloadable PDF
Friday Night Shabbat Services

The following links are to four thematically-based videos, each lasting approximately 20 minutes.

Drawing Close to God

Jewish Calendar
Jewish Holidays 2023/2024 – 5784


Click here to view a video Passover celebration from JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Volunteer Chaplain Cantor Deb Winston.

Passover Celebration Elements


Click here to view a video Purim greeting from JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Volunteer Chaplain Cantor Deb Winston.


Click here to view a video Hanukah greeting from JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Volunteer Chaplain Cantor Deb Winston.


High Holy Days

Click here to view a video Rosh Hashanah greeting from Rabbi Liberman.

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.

Rabbi Liberman is a Board-Certified Chaplain (BCC). In addition to her rabbinical training and ordination, she has completed a year of supervised residency training followed by 2,000 hours of field work. She was also required to demonstrate her competency in more than 30 areas of practice and knowledge before a board to receive this certification.

Rabbi Liberman has been a Melton Ethics instructor for the past several years. She also serves on the Ethics Committee for Children’s Hospital of Minnesota. Prior to her work as JFS Community Chaplain, Rabbi Liberman worked for seven years as a hospice chaplain and continues to work as a per diem chaplain at Regions Hospital, a Level 1 trauma hospital, and for MHealth Fairview. She is also a volunteer police and fire chaplain for the Mendota Heights/West St. Paul police and fire departments.

How JFS Chaplaincy Can Help You

Rabbi Liberman and her team of trained 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.