Spring Spiritual Care Seminars

The Academy for Jewish Religion California is excited to announce our Spring Spiritual Care Seminars on March 22nd and 23rd.

Full details are below. We hope you can join us!

These lively and rich seminars are free and open to the public! To register, please click here. The Zoom link for all three sessions will be sent to all registrants.

Wednesday, March 22nd

  • 9:00am to 10:30am
    Chaplaincy During Unrestful Times: How Do We Understand the Divisiveness in the World Today
    Please join us in welcoming Rabbi Jason Mann, MD, who will lead the discussion on the ways in which chaplains help bring compassionate presence to today’s difficult places and situations. This session will include time for small group discussion.


  • 1:00 to 3:00pm PT
    Last Flight Home
    Film viewing followed by Q&A

    Join us for an afternoon matinee viewing followed by a panel discussion featuring Rabbi Jason Mann, MD, Rabbi Sarah Rensin, and Rabbi Jason Weiner, PhD.

    Here is the film’s official synopsis:
    On an unremarkable suburban street, we find Eli Timoner in his final days and discover an extraordinary life, one filled with wild achievements, tragic loss and above all, enduring love from his incredibly close-knit family. Last Flight Home shares a heart-wrenching and stunning verité account of a family courageously facing both life and death.

    This film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and was presented at the 49th Telluride Film Festival. Click here to view the film’s trailer.

Thursday, March 23rd

  • 9:00am to 10:30am PT
    Keep Out: Advocating for our LGBTQ+ Seniors in Residential and Assisted Living Communities
    In this session, Chaplain Fran Chalin, BCC, explores the issues and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ seniors after they transition from living independently to assisted living environments, where their sexuality and gender identities may not be welcome.




Remember, these seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. To attend, please register here. A single Zoom link for all three sessions will be provided to all registrants.