Caring for Observant Jewish Patients and Families
Riverview Medical Center offers both specialized services and dedicated facilities designed to meet the needs of our Observant Jewish patients and their families.
The Food and Nutrition Department offers a complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu of gourmet kosher foods which comply with Jewish dietary laws. Simply ask your nurse or the representative from Nutrition Services, and you will be given a menu from which to choose. If you have special needs not addressed by the menu, please call 732-530-2358 and the food and nutrition team will be happy to assist you.
Prayer books are available in the chapel and in the pastoral care departments.
Regular candles are prohibited due to fire regulations. Electric candles are available for use by calling the patient representatives or by asking your nurse to contact a patient representative.
On the Sabbath or during holidays, visitors can enter through the manual door next to the revolving doors in the Marshall Booker Entrance.
To make it possible for you to avoid elevators and electric doors on the Sabbath and holidays, a map of Riverview Medical Center stairwells is available at the main desk in the Marshall Booker entrance, at the Welcome Ambassador desk upon entering the Emergency Department, or by contacting a Guest Relations Representative.
The Guest Relations manager, patient representatives, and pastoral care team are committed to providing support and will help fulfill your requests. Simply dial 732-530-2484 to reach us or talk with your nurse who would be happy to make the call for you.
Riverview’s Concierge can help provide many services as well.
- Birth: Provide list of Mohels to perform a bris for baby boys, event planning – for bris or baby naming
- Loss: Provide list of Jewish Funeral Homes, locate caterer/kosher caterer to prepare food for shiva, provide list of accommodators to prepare/clean prior to, during, and after shiva, research and provide information around traditional observation (example, cover mirrors).
Additionally, the Concierge can provide a list of local rabbis and synagogues to all of our guests and patients.