COVID-19 Virus Update

(updated Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:13 PM)

Please note: JFS Orlando is CLOSED to the public until further notice, but our programs and services are still OPERATIONAL.

The Chaplaincy program is still operational, but only via phone. If you are a current client of the program or you are interested, please call 407-644-7593 to connect with our Community Rabbi.

The community Chaplaincy program is a pastoral outreach service that provides end of life services, burial or memorial services, and other visits, such as hospice, hospital or home visits, to the unaffiliated Jewish community. This program operates in partnership with the Greater Orlando Board of Rabbis and the Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando.

Questions? Contact Rabbi Siegel at 407-644-7593 ext. 233.

Meet our Community Rabbi

Rabbi E. Arnold (Arny) Siegel came to JFS Orlando in 2004 after serving nearly 24 years in the Navy Chaplain Corps. Ordained in 1972, Rabbi Siegel holds degrees in Political Science, Hebrew Letters and Human Resource Management. As JFS’s Community Rabbi, he visits patients in local hospitals, on-call to area hospices and attends to end-of-life needs for households not affiliated with local synagogues. Additionally, Rabbi Siegel is on-call for rabbinical (crisis/death) counseling.