Meeting the Special Needs of our Observant Jewish
Patients During Their Hospital Stay
Monmouth Medical Center has a variety of services
and facilities available to meet the needs of patients and visitors
from the observant Jewish community.
This guide provides you with information on those
services, as well as resources in the neighboring community in
which you may be interested, including kosher restaurants, and
synagogues and kollelim.
We will make every effort to ensure that your stay
at Monmouth is a comfortable, meaningful and positive one.
A collection of Jewish prayer and religious books
is located in the maternity waiting lounge on the third floor of
the Todd Building. These books have been provided by the Sephardic
Bikur Cholim, and the cabinet can be accessed by using the combination
A kosher nourishment area containing a refrigerator
and microwave oven is available to maternity patients. It is regularly
stocked by the Sephardic Bikur Cholim with grape juice, challah
rolls, pastry, Chalav Yisrael milk and delicatessen meats, under
the supervision of Rabbi Yechiel Jacobowitz.
For pediatric patients and their families, there
also is available a refrigerator specifically for kosher foods
that is routinely stocked by the Sephardic Bikur Cholim under the
supervision of Rabbi Yechiel Jacobowitz. Ask a member of your care
team to help you locate these amenities.
A special "quiet time" room is available on the first
floor of the Community Wing in Room 171, which can be entered by
using the lock combination of bet-aleph-hay. A patient's spouse
or family member can use this room to sleep at night or rest during
the day. Please contact the hospital telephone operator by dialing "0" if
you are using the room. The telephone in this room may be used
for local calls.
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(Please see Shabbos Entrance Map)
On shabbos and holidays, visitors can enter the hospital
through the manual door to the right of the emergency room entrance
on Second Avenue. Once inside the hospital, walk straight and use
the first stairwell on the right to gain access to all floors.
Maps are available in the Emergency Department and at the information
desk in the mail lobby.
Visitors can gain special access to a stairwell on
Shabbos and holidays by using the door behind the information desk
in the main lobby. The lock combination is bet-aleph-hay.
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There is a special kosher menu for patients and visitors
which conforms to Jewish dietary laws. To obtain a copy of the
menu, please ask a member of your care team.
If your doctor has given approval for you to bring
kosher food from home, you may request a portable refrigerator
for your room. To have one ordered, ask a member of your care team.
If you would like volunteers from Sephardic Bikur
Cholim to visit, please call 531-1117.
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Local housing can be arranged by Sephardic Bikur
Cholim representative Chaya Jacobowitz, who can be reached at 870-2595.
During July and August, please contact Leah Aboud at 229-7106 ir
Tziporah Franco at 222-0078.
Because of fire regulations, candles are not permitted
in the hospital. Electric candles are available by calling Extension
If you need further assistance, please call ext.
36695 or have the hospital telephone operator contact a patient
representative for you.
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These establishments are under JSOR supervision, Rabbi
Isaac Farhi, who can be reached at 531-4872.
- Bubbi's Bagels
276 Norwood Avenue
- Chang Mao
(Glatt kosher Chinese restaurant)
214 Roosevelt Avenue, Oakhurst
- Jerusalem II
(pizza, soups, salads)
106 Norwood Avenue, Deal
- Little Israel
(Glatt kosher Israeli restaurant and delicatessen)
116 Norwood Avenue, Deal
- Sarah's Tent-Gourmet Groceries
100 Norwood Avenue, Deal
- Israel Mini Mart
(Glatt kosher butcher)
198 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
- Foodtown of West End
(Large selection of kosher products available from the deli)
West End Court, Long Branch
- The Hot Bagel Bakery
67 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
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- Congregation Shaare Ezra (Sephardic)*
Rabbi David Nahem
36 Cedar Avenue, Elberon
- Yeshivishe Minyan (Ashkenaz)*
729 Bowyer Avenue, Long Branch
- Congregation Brothers of Israel (Modern Orthodox)
Rabbi Tobias Roth
250 Park Avenue, Oakhurst
- Congregation Ohel Simcha (Sephardic)
Rabbi Shmuel Choueka
295 Park Avenue, Oakhurst
* Walking Distance from Monmouth Medical Center.
For any assistance, call Sephardic Bikur Cholim at
(732) 531-1117 & (732) 923-6990
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