Bat Kol's Mission:
Bat Kol responds to educational, religious, and health care concerns within and beyond the Jewish community. Cross-cultural and interfaith coalition building is at the heart of Bat Kol's philosophy. Repairing the world, tikkun olam, is contingent on people working and acting together. Bat Kol's variety of projects and programs upholds the value and belief that we are all responsible for one another's well-being.
Nefesh Health Care Project of America
The Nefesh Health Care Project of America is a project of Bat Kol. Nefesh is the Hebrew word for soul or breath. The mission of the Nefesh Health Project of America (NHCPA) is to promote the well being of caregivers, homebound individuals, health care professionals, and society at large. The NHCPA support services include but are not limited to:
To inquire about the NHCPA, contact Rabbi Rochelle Robins at the San Diego address or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Educational, Religious, and Spiritual Opportunities and Resources for Caregivers
- Resources for Homebound Individuals and Inpatients
- Biomedical/Ethical Consults
- Psycho-social/Spiritual In-Person or Telephone Consults
- The Clinical Pastoral Education of Interfaith Chaplains
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Bat Kol's History
Rabbis Rochelle Robins and Sarra Levine founded bat Kol in 1995. Its initial project, Bat Kol: A Feminist House of Study, a yeshiva in Jerusalem (1997-2000), cultivated a pluralistic atmosphere of intergenerational, cross-cultural, and progressive Torah learning. Since 2000, Bat Kol's focus has been U.S. based. In 2001, Rabbi Robins was awarded a Joshua Venture fellowship, recognizing her has one of the country's leading Jewish social entrepreneurs. Currently, Rabbi Robins is working on Bat Kol projects and serving as a chaplain educator in San Diego, California.
Over the years, Bat Kol's mission has expanded into the realms of interfaith coalition building, social action, and health care education. Bat Kol is a recognized United States IRS 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt organization.