As Jeremy Gordon plays guitar for an appreciative patient, Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni (right) watches the JGH event, which he organized. Accompanying him from the Shaare Zion Congregation are volunteers (from left) Tamar Durazo-Hernández, Logan Winkler, and Tamar’s father, Julián Durazo-Hernández.
Feature articlesMay 2018

Being a hospital rabbi “is not a job, it’s a way of life”

Special visits and entertainment to boost morale are among the events that Rabbi Barak Nissim Hetsroni, the hospital’s Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor, is bringing to increasing numbers of patients throughout the JGH.

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Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni
Feature articlesSeptember 2017

New Spiritual Advisor joins JGH staff and CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Rabbi Nissim Barak Hetsroni had been gearing up for a career in medicine, only to shift unexpectedly into the rabbinate. Now his two paths have converged, with his recent appointment as JGH Chaplain and Spiritual Advisor.

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Rabbi Myer Schecter
Feature articlesJuly 2017

Rabbi Myer Schecter: A memory for the future

Brahms E. Silver, an Oncology Social Worker at the JGH, explains why he travelled to Israel to visit the gravesite of the hospital’s former chaplain, Rabbi Myer Schecter.

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