Rabbi D’vorah Rose, MA, RN is an expert and a consultant in spiritual and cultural diversity, multi-faith healthcare chaplaincy, bioethics, and palliative/end of life care.  She presents and publishes on spirituality and health throughout the United States and internationally.  She has particular interest in the experiences and needs of minority group patients and healthcare providers, and in the economics of spirituality and health in healthcare institutions.  Some of her most recent presentations were on bioethics (Society of Critical Care Medicine); the spiritual needs of LGBTQI university students (Expanding the Circle); and a lecture series on the provision of meaningful multi-religious spiritual care in the healthcare setting (the University of Basel-Switzerland).  Her material on spiritual support of LGBTQI university students is currently in use at various institutions of higher education, including Stanford University and Stanford University’s Student Counseling Center.  While a student at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, she created the Sacred Seasons Project.

D’vorah is currently the Spiritual/Cultural Diversity Educator for a large national hospice. Prior to this, she was the Spiritual Care Coordinator and Palliative Care Consultant for Washington Hospital Healthcare System, serving one of the country’s most religiously and culturally diverse communities.  She began her healthcare chaplaincy career at Stanford University Medical Center (including Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital), while also holding the position of Adjunct Lecturer in Spirituality and Health at Dominican University of California – San Rafael.

D’vorah was a Resident in Clinical Pastoral Education at Stanford University Medical Center, where she received the Melanie Bronfman Fellowship.  D’vorah earned her Rabbinic Ordination from ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal; her MA in Jewish Studies from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; and her BS-Nursing and BA-Sociology (both with Distinction) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

You can review some of her current projects and recent publications on the first page of this website.