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 previously served as the assistant rabbi at Young Israel of Century City in West Los Angeles. He has earned two rabbinic ordinations, as well as a master's degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University (Chicago), where he is completing a doctorate in clinical bioethics, and another master's degree in Jewish history from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Weiner has also completed four units of clinical pastoral education. He is a board-certified chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains, and he sits on the association's board.

Rabbi Weiner is the president-elect of the Southern California Board of Rabbis and has been honored with Rabbinic Leadership Awards from the Orthodox Union and Chai Lifeline. He is a member of the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee, the Organ Donor Council and the Bioethics Committee, for which he serves on the internal advisory board. Rabbi Weiner is also the rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood, 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.