Jewish Patient Services

At Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, we are committed to providing expert and compassionate care to all patients. We understand and respect patients’ religious and cultural needs. Our staff can provide services that will make it possible for you to practice your Jewish faith during your stay.

Our patient navigator in the Department of Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital works as a liaison between Saint Peter’s and the Jewish community, providing support and comfort and help navigating Saint Peter’s Healthcare System services. Saint Peter’s Department of Pastoral Care can help facilitate the practice of religious rituals.

Meet Our Patient Navigator 

Rena Goldsmith Klein is a patient navigator in the Department of Medicine at Saint Peter’s University Hospital. She provides a unique service to patients as the liaison between Saint Peter’s and the Jewish community. Rena supports patients and families by providing educational materials, making connections to community resources, and helping families to navigate Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. Rena earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Barnard College and a Master of Arts in Public Health from Columbia University, both in New York City. Rena is passionate about serving as an advocate, providing support and quality, patient-centered care.

Rena Goldsmith Klein can be reached at rgoldsmithklein@saintpetersuh.com or at 732.745.8600, ext. 5756 or 732.236.4617.
 

Services at Saint Peter's 

  1. Bikur Cholim Hospitality Center is located on the fourth floor off of the main elevator next to Labor and Delivery. Food, snacks, coffee, religious books, as well as Jewish publications are available. Electric candles are available for Shabbos and holidays
  2. Inpatient Kosher food offerings from Saint Peter’s Room Service menu
  3. Kosher Keurig coffee machine for patients having outpatient procedures located in the Endoscopy Suite on the second floor of the main hospital
  4. Kosher food offered in hospital cafeteria, “Our Place,” located on the first floor of the main hospital
  5. Sleeping accommodations at Rutgers University Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, when classes are in session
  6. Shofar blowing can be arranged for Rosh Hashana 
  7. Succah is available during the holiday of Succos 
  8. Rabbis available through the Pastoral Care Department
  9. Manual door to the left of the hospital main entrance for entry on Shabbos and holidays

Local Organizations

  1. Chabad House Mikvah, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732.296.0613, chabadnj.org
  2. Chaim V’Chesed Guest House, 179 Somerset Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732.895.4185
  3. Chaveirim, 732.844.3577
  4. Eruv Hotline, 732.247.ERUV (3788), hperuv.org
  5. Highland Park Mikvah, 112 South First Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.249.2411, parkmikvah.org
  6. Raritan Valley Bikur Cholim, 7 Marshall Drive, Edison, NJ 08817, 732.572.7181, bikurcholimrv.org

Local Orthodox Synagogues 

  1. Congregation Agudath Israel, 1131 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ, 08904, 732.819.8300
  2. Congregation Ahavas Achim, 216 South First Avenue, Highland Park, NJ, 08904, 732.247.0532, ahavasachim.org
  3. Congregation Ahavas Yisrael, 1587 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817, 917.518.2459, ayedison.org
  4. Congregation Ateres Shlomo, Highland Park, NJ, 08904, ateresshlomo.com
  5. Congregation Etz Ahaim, 230 Denison Street, Highland Park, NJ, 08904, 732.247.3839, etzahaim.org, Sephardic
  6. Congregation Ohav Emeth, 415 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ, 08904, 732.247.3038, ohavemeth.org
  7. Congregation Ohr Torah, 48 Edgemount Road, Edison, NJ, 08817, 732.777.6840, ohrtorah.net
  8. Khal Chassidim of Highland Park, 46 North 8th Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.421.7980, khalchassidimhp.com
  9. Rutgers Chabad House, 170 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, 732.296.1800, chabadnj.org, Ashkenaz and Sephardic Minyanim

Local Koshers Restaurants and Eateries 

(Please note: Saint Peter’s does not endorse the restaurants and eateries listed here. We recommend that you verify hours and menu prior to patronizing any of these establishments.)
  1. Bridge Turkish & Mediterranean Grill, 315 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.418.9000, bridgerestaraunthp.com
  2. China Lee, 229 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.640.0050, chinaleekosher.com
  3. Dunkin’ (24 hours), 55 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.828.5485, dunkindonuts.com
  4. Giddy’s Pizzeria, 233 Route 18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816, 732.659.6898, giddyspizzeria.com
  5. Glatt 27, 1177 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.572.2626, glatt27.com
  6. Jerusalem Pizza, 231 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.249.0070, jerusalempizzamenu.com
  7. Mordy’s Kosher Bakery & Café, 15 North Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.296.6777
  8. Park Place Deli, 120 Raritan Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.565.1234, parkplacekosher.com
  9. Sushiana, 17 North Fourth Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, 732.640-0111, Sushiana.com

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