Beth El Nurse

The Congregational Nurse is a currently licensed, registered nurse with a specialty in congregational nursing sanctioned by the American Nurses Association. The program integrates the expertise of a nurse with the spiritual foundation of Jewish tradition, providing effective support to Beth El members.

Benefits to the Beth El Congregants

  • A confidential listening ear to gain a holistic perspective
  • Outreach to all age groups wherever they may be to reinforce community
  • Ongoing education through articles in the monthly newsletter, the Shofar
  • A link to Yad V’lev (Caring Community) volunteers for help as needed
  • Emphasis on the homebound to strengthen a feeling of inclusion
  • Recognizing and promoting the value of older adults as resources

Services Provided

  • Nursing assessment of both physical and mental health issues
  • Liaison service to community and Beth El resources
  • Updating of Beth El clergy to reinforce their connection to members
  • Assistance to members in adapting to health-related lifestyle changes
  • Ongoing support for members with no family available locally
  • Health advocacy
  • Health education
  • Health screenings

The Beth El Congregational Nurse program is made possible in part by grants from the Minneapolis Jewish Community Foundation, the Park Nicollet Foundation, the Mt. Sinai Foundation, The Roberta M. Weber Congregational Nurse Fund, the Sam & Chick Held Seniors Fund, and is supported by the NORC (Nurturing Our Retired Citizens) Program through Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis.