Spiritual care resource centres

On each of the client floors of the Hospital and Apotex and on the first floor of the Terraces, there are brochure display racks labeled Spiritual Care Resource Center, which display brochures available for the taking. These are inspirational and informational pamphlets about challenges to our emotional and spiritual lives and how to deal with them.

Most of these brochures are adapted from the LifeLight series published by Jewish Lights Publishing, Vermont and used with permission. Others were developed here at Baycrest to meet our unique needs. Each is written by a wise and caring soul; someone who knows the inner territory of grief, doubt, confusion and longing. Each addresses the reader from a uniquely Jewish spiritual perspective.

Spiritual care topics:
Become a Spiritual Care Volunteer
Bringing Our Sadness to God
Caring for Aging Parents
Caring for Yourself When Caring for Others
Coping with the Death of a Spouse
Doing Teshuvah: Undoing mistakes, repairing relationships, finding peace
Facing Cancer as a Family
Facing and Recovering from Surgery
From Death through Burial
Finding a Way to Forgive
Finding Help: Psychotherapy, Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction
Finding Spiritual Strength in Pain or Illness
Healing Estrangement in Our Family Relationships
Healing from Within: Spirituality and Mental Health
Honoring Broken Tablets: A Jewish Response to Dementia
Jewish Hospice: To Live, to Hope, to Heal
Letting Go of Stress
Life after life: Does our soul survive?
Living with Cancer One Day at a Time
On-Call Chaplain Services
Praying in Hard Times
Spiritual and Religious Care
Taking Time to Mourn Your Loss
Talking to Children about Death
The First Year of Mourning:  From Shivah to Yahrtzeit
Understanding Kashrut (Jewish Dietary Laws)
When Death is Imminent
When Someone You Love is Dying
Yearning for God