Volunteer With US

Do you want to experience a unique and meaningful opportunity to bring comfort, spiritual solace and joy to people in need? Mishkan Miami can help you make a difference in the life of someone who is alone, scared and suffering.

Through the Refuat Ha-Nefesh program, we train volunteers of all denominational backgrounds to learn the art of spiritual care. Over the course of six months, our volunteers hear from rabbis, chaplains, doctors, social workers and bereavement specialists on how to connect with people at their most vulnerable moments. As part of Refuat Ha-Nefesh, you will transform the life of others by listening, sharing and engaging. You will help someone make meaning out of what is happening to them.

Read what some of our participants have said:

“My challenge is to bring some Jewish spiritual feeling into my visits. I feel blessed with the opportunity to spend time with my new elderly friends and allow their memories to become my memories and share in the wisdom and warmth of their lives.”

“You go out to visit someone new and you find a new part of yourself.”

“You will encounter a new part of your future as you listen to the hopes and fears of those fighting health battles.”

“This is truly an opportunity to give as well as receive.”

The Refuat Ha-Nefesh (Jewish healing) Fellows Program begins in the early fall, and an application and interview are required prior to training. For more information, contact us at Chaplaincy@JewishMiami.org or call 786.866.8621.

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