Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC
Senior Rabbi and Manager
Rabbi Jason Weiner, BCC, serves as the senior rabbi and manager of the Spiritual Care Department, where he is responsible for the chaplaincy team and all aspects of spiritual care at Cedars-Sinai.
Rabbi Weiner initially came to Cedars-Sinai to serve as the Jewish chaplain. He previously had been the assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Century City in West Los Angeles.
Rabbi Weiner has earned two rabbinic ordinations, as well as a master's degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University and another master's degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Weiner has also completed four units of clinical pastoral education and is a board certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and he currently sits on their board.
Rabbi Weiner serves as a vice-president of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and was honored with the Rabbinic Leadership Award from the Orthodox Union. He is a member of the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee, the Organ Donor Council and the Bioethics Committee, where he serves on its internal advisory board. Rabbi Weiner is also the Rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue in Los Angeles' Pico/Robertson neighborhood, he teaches a Talmud class at Shalhevet High School, and he frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at conferences and synagogues throughout the nation on topics related to Jewish medical ethics, pastoral care, health and wellness. He is the author of Guide to Observance of Jewish Law in a Hospital (Kodesh Press) and has published more than two dozen scholarly articles and book chapters, as well as a number of "popular" pieces.
For an appointment, a hospital visit, or more information, please call the Chaplaincy Line at 310-423-5550 or his direct line at 310-423-5238.