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Jewish Hospice Immanuel


The Jewish Hospice Immanuel (Joods Hospice Immanuel) was founded in 1994 in response to the need for specialized hospice care for Jewish patients in the Netherlands. The hospice was established by the Dutch Jewish community and is located in Amsterdam.


The organization is dedicated to providing compassionate end-of-life care that is sensitive to the needs and traditions of Jewish patients and their families.


The hospice provides a range of services, including pain management, emotional support, spiritual care, and counseling. The hospice is staffed by medical professionals who are trained to provide culturally sensitive care that respects Jewish customs and traditions. Overall, the Jewish Hospice Immanuel provides a vital service to the Jewish community in the Netherlands, helping to ensure that terminally ill patients receive the care and support they need in their final days.

Hospice Immanuel provides palliative terminal care to people with a life expectancy of less than 3 months. The hospice has room for 8 residents of all denominations (including non-Jewish). It provides a warm environment where the resident can be with family and friends.

Optimal care is guaranteed by the hospice doctors Ruben van Coevorden, Cylla Friedberg, Dana Terzic, Elsbeth de Vries and Brechtje Lemaire (all specialized in pain management and palliative terminal care), the nursing team of De ZorgSpecialist, three coordinators and expert volunteers.

There is plenty of space and time for residents to be together with their loved ones. Tailored care to the resident’s familiar lifestyle, wishes and possibilities is offered. In a warm, homely atmosphere they will receive all the attention and care, aimed at the most dignified possible final phase of life, in which life is central.

The hospice works together with other care institutions (hospitals, nursing homes, home care organizations, etc.).

The hospice is a member of the regional network for Palliative Care of Amsterdam-Diemen, and also of that of Amstelland and Meerlanden.

There are also possibilities to stay temporarily in the hospice. A reason can be to regulate the pain or to relieve the caregivers for a while.