About Us

About Us

Where Jewish wisdom joins modern medicine, bringing spiritual comfort and healing to the bedside

Our Staff

The Jewish Chaplaincy’s core team includes Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein, MD, Founder and Director, Associate; Linda Allen, Program Coordinator; specially-trained spiritual care volunteers; and an advisory board of area rabbis, community leaders and hospital chaplains. A unique aspect of this program is the fact that the chaplain has aprofessional background in health care. His knowledge of medicine enables him to further address the fear patients suffer and replace it with understanding, meaning and hope.


Chaplain Bruce D. Feldstein, MD
Founder and Director

Chaplain Feldstein is the founder and director of The Jewish Chaplaincy and an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Division of Family Medicine. After specializing in emergency medicine for 19 years, an injury led him to a deeper sense of his life's work as a chaplain. He was a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, studied extensively with Rachel Naomi Remen, MD and with rabbis locally. After completing his chaplaincy training in 2000 in Stanford Hospital & Clinics’ Clinical Pastoral Education program, he founded The Jewish Chaplaincy. Chaplain Feldstein received the John Templeton Spirituality and Medicine Curricular Award and was the first recipient of the Isaac Stein Award for Compassionate Care presented by the Stanford Hospital & Clinics Board of Directors. He is Vice-President of the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, a founding member of the Leadership Council for the Global Network for Spirituality and Health and a partner with the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health.  Chaplain Feldstein has taught and published widely.  


Linda Allen
Program Coordinator

Linda Allen has been program coordinator since 2008. Her professional experience includes working as an administrative analyst with Stanford University and she has been active in numerous community organizations. Before joining The Jewish Chaplaincy, Allen was President of Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos.


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