Making a Donation to HUC-JIR and the Kalsman Institute

Through a financial gift to HUC-JIR and the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, you can make a difference in the lives of our students and Jews in need of health and healing services. Supporting the Kalsman Institute will help build the field of Judaism, health, and healing. To make a gift to sponsor a pastoral intern, click here for a fillable donation form. Please print and mail to:

The Kalsman Institute
3077 University Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90007

You may also give your gift through a secure online donation via Hebrew Union College by clicking here. Please specify that your donation is for the Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health in the “Designation” drop-down menu. For further conversation about Kalsman Institute funding opportunities, contact HUC Development at or 213-765-2105.

Pastoral Care Funding Opportunities

Your commitment would help ensure pastoral education for rabbinical students of HUC Los Angeles. We are raising money for pastoral internships for students who train in settings where patient care is provided, and where chaplaincy is an important component of the overall treatment plans for patients and their families. Each semester, students are placed in:

  • Hospitals
  • Homes for the aging
  • Hospices
  • Congregations

Settings vary from the UCLA Medical Center, to the San Francisco Home for the Aging; and from congregations that specialize in work with congregants facing addiction, to hospices that provide palliative end of life care. Our pastoral internships range between $3,500 and $7,000. Internships can be named in honor of someone, on a one time basis, or given in memory of someone; and we always enjoy the opportunity the donor has of hearing from the student about his or her training experience.

All contributions are tax deductible as provided by law. Gifts are made payable to
     HUC-JIR/Kalsman Institute
     3077 University Ave.
     Los Angeles, CA 90007

Kalsman Institute Donors

The Kalsman Institute is grateful to its faithful funders who have provided leadership and insight to the field of Judaism, health and healing.

Mark and Peachy Levy, in honor and memory of Lee and Irving Kalsman
        Original Endowment

Herb Mayer and Jeanne Mayer, z"l
         Annual Pastoral Counseling Fellowships and Support of the ACJB

Marshall Zolla, in Memory of Barbara S. Zolla, z”l
         Support of Pastoral Care Training at HUC-JIR Los Angeles

Nancy Berman and Alan Bloch, through the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation
         Support of Pastoral Care Training at HUC-JIR Jerusalem

The Perlman Foundation, through Nell Moskowitz
        Support of the Kalsman Institute Physician Initiative

Janet Levy-Pauli
        Support of Pastoral Care Training at HUC-JIR Jerusalem

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
        Support of Pastoral Care Training in Los Angeles

Jeff and Lea Levin
        Support of Pastoral Care Training at HUC-JIR Los Angeles