Jewish Life

CHAPLAINCY

Spiritual and emotional health is a fundamental aspect of the quality of life promoted at Louis Brier. The spiritual well-being of every resident is valued by all our employees, and programs and religious services address the needs of all residents regardless of their faith tradition. In addition to daily and Shabbat Jewish prayer services, Interfaith services are held biweekly for all residents.

Our chaplain provides for your spiritual needs and those of your family as you face what can be a challenging stage of life. Chaplaincy can take many different forms, from individual counselling and guidance, to schmoozing over a cup of coffee, to simply seeing to it that you are able to access the appropriate services here at Louis Brier. He is an integral part of our interdisciplinary care team, providing a visible presence that recognizes and advocates for the universal human need for acceptance, hope, love, and faith.

Spiritual support is available to everyone at Louis Brier, irrespective of religious affiliation. Spiritual support may also be accompanied by different modalities including music, recreation, social work and other visiting professionals.

Meet Our Chaplain

Our chaplain, Rob Menes, has a broad background in spiritual care. Prior to joining the team at Louis Brier, Rob worked as the Executive Director at the Congregation Beth Shalom, in Pittsburgh, PA for four years, and prior to that as a Cantor for 15 years at the Temple Beth Shalom in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the Congregation Beth Shalom, Overland Park, Kansas.

His education includes a Bachelors Degree in Physics/Mathematics and a Masters Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Sacred Music and Diploma of Hazzan from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He has been trained in Clinical Pastoral Education and has interned at Vancouver General Hospital in cardiac care.

Contact information:
Hazzan Rob Menes
Tel: +1 (604) 267-4661
Email: rmenes@louisbrier.com

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