Religious Services and Observances
Weekly Religious Services
All religious services take place in the Chapel, located on the Plaza Level, between the North and South Towers. Some events may also be viewed on Cedars-Sinai closed-circuit, in-house Channel 50.
Mondays 12:00-12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 pm - Fundamentals of Jewish Thought
Wednesdays 12:00 – 12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Wednesdays 1:00 – 1:30 pm - Christian Worship and Fellowship
Thursdays 11:30 - 12:00 pm - Mindfulness Meditation
Fridays 12:00-12:30 pm - Catholic Mass
Fridays 1:00 -2:00 pm - Muslim Prayer Service
Fridays 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Kabbalat Shabbat Welcoming of Sabbath Service
Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am - Shabbat Services (once a month)
Sundays 1:30-2:00 pm - Catholic Mass or Communion Service
For Jewish Patients and Their Families:
- Rabbi Weiner's Guide to Traditional Jewish Observance in a Hospital
- Jewish Sabbath observance
- Kosher food is available in the Employee Cafeteria and the Plaza Café. Patients are offered a kosher meal plan, featuring fresh food cooked in our kosher kitchen, certified by the Rabbinical Council of California. For more information call (310) 423-4444 or (310) 423-4797.
- Local Kosher restaurants and markets
- Local area hotels
- "Healing through Jewish Songs and Stories" (televised daily at 1:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Channel 50)
- High holiday services in Harvey Morse Auditorium
- Pre-taped holiday services (televised on Channel 50)
- Annual Rabbi Levi Meier, Ph.D., Memorial Lecture on Jewish Values in Patient Care
- Yahrzeit observance
- Jewish Expectant Parent Workshop
- Brit Milah/Circumcision assistance*
- Jewish Calendar (2006-2015)
- Rabbi Weiner's Study Session every Tuesday at 12:00 noon in the Chapel on the Plaza Level, broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50
- A traveling Torah
- A communal Sukkah
- Kosher Mezuzot on all doorways
- The Jewish Chaplaincy Annual Report to the Community
* Special Note about Brit Milah/Circumcision: To accommodate parents wishing to observe the Jewish tradition of brit milah, Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care Department can help make arrangements for a mohel to perform the circumcision or can also help in finding a place to hold the celebration. Recommended mohels are experienced and technically trained in this surgery. In the event a mohel is not available, one of our knowledgeable Jewish staff physicians may perform the brit after consulting with a rabbi.
For Christian Patients and Their Families: (Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant and Non-Denominational)
- Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated in the chapel at 12:00 p.m.on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and on Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50.
- Christian Worship and Fellowship in the chapel on Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m
Broadcast live to patient rooms on Channel 50.
- Sacrament of Reconciliation
- Anointing of the sick
- Prayers for the dead
- Services on important holidays such as Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and Easter, televised on Channel 50
- Emergency baptisms
- New Testament and Bibles
- Devotional reading and Holy Cards
- Music for Healing volunteer gospel/worship singers
For Jehovah's Witnesses Patients and Their Families:
For Jehovah's Witnesses patient visitation, assistance on decisions about non-use of blood and blood-related products or for information about non-blood alternative medical protocols for procedures traditionally requiring blood products, call Craig Tidwell at 323-270-3601.
Note: Craig Tidwell is the HLC Patient Visitation Group Coordinator as well as a Cedars-Sinai's Spiritual Care department volunteer who visits Jehovah's Witness patients and families. He can help with questions related to use or non-use of blood products.
- Assistance contacting community clergy
- Visits by Chaplaincy Department volunteers
- Inspirational programs on Channel 50
- Interfaith Calendar - The Interfaith Calendar lists primary sacred times for world religions, including Islam, Buddhist, Judaism, Hindu, Christian, Baha’i, Zoroastrian, Sikh, Shinto, Jain, Confucian, Daoist, Native American religions and more at www.interfaithcalendar.org.