Founded in 1999 by Rabbi E.B. (Bunny) Freedman, the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network is committed to ensuring no Jewish patient or family is alone with facing a incurable illness. At our core, we guide and serve terminally ill Jews across southeast Michigan, giving them a chance to live comfortably, to be with their families, and to feel loved and supported. This gift of unconditional support and care during someone’s last chapter is precious and invaluable. Each day, we give families the strength to share memories, to express regrets, to reconcile relationships and to live well, even when facing inevitable death.
As part of the JHCN philosophy dating back to our inception, clients and family members never receive a bill for the services of our rabbis, social workers and volunteers. JHCN was created based on the “goodwill” model — services are provided without charge and 100 percent of our funding comes from donations and grants from individuals and foundations.