Pastoral Counseling

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The Joint Chaplaincy Committee of Greater MetroWest provides comprehensive quality professional pastoral/spiritual care and chaplaincy to the frail, elderly, or infirm in the community as well as in hospitals, hospices, group homes for people with disabilities, senior residences, assisted living, long term care facilities, and other venues.

Available Services

  • Individual hospital visitations to patients and families in Greater MetroWest hospitals

  • Shabbat hospitality rooms at St. Barnabas Hospital and Mountainside Hospital

  • Staff sensitivity training for professionals working towards the needs of patients and residents

  • Shabbat and Holiday Programming and Services (as appropriate)

  • Educational programs (Life Long Learning at Lester Senior Housing in Whippany and Federation Plaza in West Orange)

  • Seniors At Home – Chaplain visits to seniors living independently

  • Partnership and collaboration with spiritual care professionals and organizations in Israel
    (To contact the Israel professional chaplaincy organization, e-mail

  • Disaster Spiritual Care

  • Community Liasions:
    – Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD)
    – CARES
    – Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (Facebook:


For more information, please contact Cecille Asekoff at (973) 929-3168 or