Meeting the Special Needs of Our Observant Jewish Patients
Community Medical Center has a variety of services and facilities available
to meet the needs of patients and visitors from the observant Jewish community.
We will make every effort to ensure that your stay at Community Medical
Center is a comfortable, meaningful and positive one.
There is a kosher pantry on the Maternity Unit, located on the fifth floor.
It is on the post partum side of the unit. After passing the Security
Desk and waiting area, it will be on the right. There is also a kosher
pantry on the first floor. It is located in the first hallway after the
Security Desk in the Main Lobby.
Because of fire regulations, candles are not permitted in the hospital.
Electric candles are available in the kosher pantry or by contacting the
Patient Satisfaction Department at 732.557.8078 or ext. 18078 from within
A prayer room is located within the Maternity Unit on the post partum side.
After passing the Security Desk and waiting area, it will be on the right.
Entering and Exiting the Hospital on the Sabbath and Holidays
On the Sabbath and holidays, patients and visitors may enter Community
Medical Center through the manual door located near the Main Entrance.
To the left of the handicap door at the Main Entrance there is a courtyard
with benches. Follow the pathway through the courtyard to the door with
the blue awning. Once inside, follow signs to the Sabbath stairwell and
the Sabbath elevator.
The Maternity Unit is on the fifth floor. The Security Officer will provide
you with assistance.
For special needs during holidays, please contact our Chaplains’
office at 732.557.2778 or ext. 12778. A Sukkah is located in the courtyard
next to the Main Entrance during Sukkot.
For additional information:
Chaplain: 732.557.2778 or ext. 12778 from within the hospital
Food Services: 732.557.8143 or ext. 18143 from within the hospital
Housekeeping: 732.557.8005 or ext. 18005 from within the hospital
Patient Information: 732.557.8003 or ext. 18003 from within the hospital
Patient Satisfaction: 732.557.8078 or ext. 18078 from within the hospital