Rabbi Gold Attends Interfaith Chaplain Breakfast and Discusses End-of-Life Care

On Tuesday, April 2, 2024, L’Chaim Rabbi David Gold attended an interfaith chaplain breakfast at the University of Miami. Chaplains from different faith communities gathered and had discussions about end-of-life care and cancer treatments.

Thank you to Rabbi Gold for being a representative of L’Chaim Hospice and the Jewish faith in such gatherings and important conversations!

“Tikvateinu”: Collaboration with Greater Miami Jewish Federation to Support Grieving Individuals and Families

In collaboration with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, we started an initiative called “Tikvateinu,” which means “our hope” in Hebrew. This initiative aims to provide comfort and hope to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one or the anticipation of a loss.

To view the list of the current support groups that we offer to the community, please click here. Our support groups are offered at no cost to those who need the support and require RSVP. To RSVP, contact our Bereavement Hotline at (305) 351-7025 or e-mail us at info@lchaimhospice.org.

Also, as part of the “Tikvateinu” initiative, we are putting together 500+ Grief Comfort Kits. Enclosed in the kit are items intentionally chosen to help individuals navigate through their grief, whether through art, through mindfulness, through words, through affirmations, through recollecting memories, or through emotions just needing to be released. These are available for individuals and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one or anticipating a loss.

For more information on the initiative or if you are interested in sponsoring a Grief Comfort Kit, contact our team at info@lchaimhospice.org.

Purim 2024: Hospice Family Sponsors Mishloach Manot for L’Chaim Families

Last year, the Perez family had a loved one in our hospice program, and when their loved one passed, they decided to honor their loved one by giving back. They became volunteers with L’Chaim Hospice. Last Hanukkah, Ivana and her children put together gift bags for families. This Purim, they put together 50 Mishloach Manot, which will brighten the day for many of our L’Chaim families in both Broward and Dade counties.

Thank you to the Perez family for their active involvement and continued support for L’Chaim Hospice!


If you’re interested in supporting our hospice, like the Perez family, contact our team at info@lchaimhospice.org.

Also, hear Ivana’s testimonial about L’Chaim Hospice here.

L’Chaim Rabbi Gold Joins Interfaith Dialogue on Happiness at World Happiness Fest 2024

On March 20, 2024, L’Chaim Rabbi David Gold attended the World Happiness Fest at the historic Spanish Monastery in Miami celebrating International Day of Happiness. During this celebration, faith leaders engaged in an interfaith dialogue, “Union in Diversity,” that explored happiness through the lens of faith, music, and communal harmony.

For more information about this event, click on the link here to read an article that David Gallardo, Founder and President of World Happiness Fest and World Happiness Foundation wrote on LinkedIn.

15 Shevat 2024

The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Thursday January 25, 2024—is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. Commonly known as Tu Bishvat, this day marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

We mark the 15th of Shevat by eating fruit, particularly from the kinds that are singled out by the Torah in its praise of the bounty of the Holy Land: grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives and dates. On this day we remember that “man is a tree of the field” (Deuteronomy 20:19), and reflect on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analogue.
Read more about 15 Shevat (https://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/468738/jewish/Tu-BiShvat-What-and-How.htm)

Hanukkah Bag Sponsorship

A big thank you to Ivania Perez and her family who sponsored Hanukkah Bags this year to honor the memory of their “adopted grandfather”, Mr. Donal Light. Mr. Light was part of the L’Chaim spiritual enrichment hospice service and recently passed away. Ms. Perez was so thankful for the care that her grandfather received that she wanted others to feel the appreciation of this special service. She purchased Hanukkah items and with the help of her daughters and Rabbi Gold, they put together holiday bags to be handed out to other patients of L’Chaim. Hanukkah begins on Thursday night, December 7th. Hanukkah Sameach!

Working together for Unity and Solidarity for Victims of War

Chaplain services were held on October 19th at the Miami VA Main Chapel. Our very own, Rabbi David Gold of L’Chaim Hospice, was a guest speaker along with Imam Bilal Karakira.

Archbishop Thomas Wenski’s recent statement on the outbreak of violence in Israel, “The situation in Israel after Saturday’s terrorist attacks on innocent citizens causes great apprehension and sorrow among all people of good will. The Catholic community of South Florida expresses its condolences to all who have suffered the loss of loved ones this week in Israel where violence has caused hundreds of deaths and injuries. We stand in solidarity with those suffering from these events. We hope for a swift and just resolution of this conflict. And we pray for a lasting peace for all”