Chaplain reminds patients to notify hospital

Pinchas Zohav, M.Ed., M.A.J.S., a certified counselor, has been hired by the Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona to provide chaplaincy services to hospitals, retirement communities and the homebound. Zohav notes that hospital patients must notify the hospital that they are Jewish in order to be visited by a Jewish chaplain. “They should also know that any degree of religious observance, spiritual path or temple affiliation is not required for visitation by a Jewish community chaplain,” he adds. To contact Zohav, call the Jewish Federation’s Northwest office at 505-4161.