Jewish Amstelland Hospital

Protection, familiar with 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation problems
The doctors and nurses are very familiar with 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation problems due to transfer of knowledge and extensive experience.

Authenticity,  you may and can be Jewish here
In other words "you do not have to explain anything!" It is possible to have contact with a rabbi of one's own religious colour. Jewish spiritual care and Jewish psychosocial counselling are available.

Safeguarding your privacy
Your privacy is safeguarded. All Jewish staff members and volunteers guarantee that no information about your presence in this hospital is passed on to others. Your wishes regarding this are respected.

Services

Staff members for Jewish affairs
A team of highly motivated and enthusiastic Jewish staff members of the department for Jewish affairs provide support for maintaining the Jewish character of the hospital. They are active in all hospital departments, present every day and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Synagogue
Unique and very special to this hospital is the fact that we have a synagogue, called "CIZ-sjoel". Every Sabbath and Yom Tov, during the evening, morning and afternoon, there are synagogue services accommodating patients - even with beds - at all times. During the services a special healing prayer 'Refuah Shlema' will be read out for all patients who welcome this.

Products from Israel
In addition to the gift shop in the central hall there is a display cabinet with gifts from Israel in the Jewish wing and in corridor B of the hospital. The jewellery, books, candle holders, cards, mezuzah and kippahs/yarmulkes in this display cabinet are for sale via Jewish shops. The proceeds go to good causes in Israel.

Nursing/treatment

Obstetrics and Brit Milah
The obstetrics department has rooms available which are perfectly tailored to the specific wishes of Jewish women. At the birth of a son proper arrangements can be made to have the Brit Milah in the hospital.

Terminal care based on Jewish rituals
The staff members for Jewish affairs are fully aware of how to support a family if a patient should die. This is done entirely according to Jewish traditions, including saying the Shema. There is a private Jewish mortuary and, if desired, transfer can be arranged with the Jewish undertaker (Joods Begrafenis Wezen).