The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the Jewish tradition and a vital resource for counselors and caregivers of other faith traditions.
The essential reference for rabbis, cantors and laypeople who are called to spiritually accompany those encountering joy, sorrow and change now in paperback. This groundbreaking volume draws upon both Jewish tradition and the classical foundations of pastoral care to provide invaluable guidance.
Offering insight on pastoral care technique, theory and theological implications, the contributors to Jewish Pastoral Care are innovators in their fields, and represent all four contemporary Jewish movements.
This comprehensive resource provides you with the latest theological perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills for assisting the ill and those who care for them, the aging and dying, those with dementia and other mental disorders, engaged couples, and others, and for responding to issues such as domestic violence, substance abuse and disasters.
Contributors: Barbara Eve Breitman, MSW, LSW Anne Brener, MAJCS, MA, LCSW Rabbi Amy Eilberg, MSW Rabbi Nancy Flam, MA Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, MSW, MAJCS, BCC Gus Kaufman, Jr., PhD Rabbi Myriam Klotz, MA Rabbi Yaacov Kravitz, EdD Rabbi Ellen Jay Lewis, NCPsyA Wendy Lipshutz, LMSW Rabbi Sheldon Marder Rabbi Joseph S. Ozarowski, DMin Simcha Paull Raphael, PhD Rabbi Stephen Roberts, BCC Rabbi Rochelle Robins Rabbi Drorah Setel, MTS Rabbi Jeffery M. Silberman, DMin Marcia Cohn Spiegel, MAJCS Rabbi Karen Sussan Rabbi Bonita E. Taylor, MA, BCC Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, CSW Rabbi David J. Zucker, PhD, BCC