What We Do

Our Mission

Jewish Health Resource Center (JHRC) is a program of Einstein Healthcare Network, dedicated to providing compassionate healthcare and resources that honor the traditions of the Jewish community.

Einstein’s goal is to treat patients with respect and dignity and, help them navigate their healthcare in accordance with their faith.

For information about being part of this project or to request staff education, please contact, Sheri Minkoff at minkoffs@einstein.edu or 215.254.3225.

Our History

Einstein Healthcare Network traces its history back to 1866 when it opened as the Jewish Hospital in a 22-bed farmhouse in West Philadelphia. The credo "Dedicated to the relief of the sick and wounded without regard to creed, color or nationality," was displayed over the entrance welcoming all to the Jewish Hospital.

This founding principle was groundbreaking for the time, assuring Civil War veterans, women and children, freed slaves, rich and poor, that they could rely on the hospital for medical care delivered with compassion and without discrimination.

The commitment to care for all those in need, remains at the heart of Einstein today and continues to serve as its guiding principle. Over the last 150 plus years of growth, Einstein stands at the forefront in diagnostic technology, advanced robotic technology and in education -- training over 3,500 health professional students each year with more than 450 residents in over 35 accredited programs.

Jewish Health Resource Center Leaders

“Einstein’s vision is to provide healthcare and education for as many people as we can reach. The JHRC continues that work to meet our mission.”
The guiding principle of Einstein Healthcare Network is to provide outstanding healthcare and education to all who we can reach. The Jewish Health Resource Center will allow Einstein to meet the cultural, spiritual, and religious needs of the community.
- David Jaspan, DO, FACOOG, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Einstein Healthcare Network

"It is so exciting to have the opportunity to take care of patients in a comfortable and supportive environment. At Einstein, everyone is committed to providing the most up-to-date evidence based medical care in a culturally sensitive way. It is refreshing to be surrounded by colleagues who are eager to understand as much about our customs and traditions as they can so that we can all take care of the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of every patient as a whole. It is truly an honor to come to work every day and be a part of this project."
- Chani Yondorf, MD, JHRC Women's Health Lead

"Einstein started out as the Jewish Hospital, and I am participating in this program to give back to the community, which I am part of, and to the community I grew up in. It’s important to continue that commitment to treat patients with respect and dignity and help them navigate their healthcare in accordance with their faith."
- Randi Zeitzer, MD, JHRC Lead

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