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Spiritual support and counseling for groups and individuals

Spiritual Support for Life’s Journey

Services for people in need of compassionate care & guidance. 



Rabbi Kummer

Rabbi Judith Kummer

When you are facing some of life’s most challenging moments, you may want a caring presence and a listening heart.  You may seek support and meaning in a time of transition or as you navigate medical or other life challenges. You may also seek religious resources.  
As a board-certified chaplain, I provide such spiritual support through conversation about what is happening in your life at this moment.

Spiritual Care visits and counseling for groups and individuals


I offer comfort and support, a compassionate presence and a listening ear, and religious resources when appropriate.   Visiting with a chaplain provides an opportunity to look more deeply at how we are making sense of what is happening in our lives.



Through individual and group sessions we will explore your connection with your beloved. I create an environment that supports the many emotions that mourners experience.  As the cycle of grief shifts over time, I will be right by your side.

In this era of COVID19, there are new bereavement groups opening up in the Boston area. Please contact me to get more information about how to join one of them. 

Bereavement Support
officiating at events marking life transitions such as  weddings, funerals, unveilings, and baby-naming celebrations. 


I am available to support you with officiating at events marking life transitions such as

weddings, funerals, unveilings, and baby-naming celebrations. 

Together we can honor other life transitions such as divorce and empty-nesting, moving house and loss of a beloved pet. 



Through programs at eldercare facilities, I assist elders in connecting and reconnecting to their religious heritage and to their life wisdom.  I work with elders across the spectrum of care needs.

I have celebrated Shabbat and Jewish holidays with elders, and together we have marked losses through moving interfaith memorial services. Compelling text-study sessions have met residents’ wishes for intellectual stimulation.  The programs are lively and meaningful, the resulting smiles are infectious and the connections we forge are deep. 

I look forward to speaking with you about how I can meet your facility’s and your residents’ spiritual and programming needs.

Rabbi Kummer Eldercare programs for seniors and families


"Rabbi Judy has made such a positive impact on our community with her knowledge, ability to connect well with others, her teachings and overall compassion. We have been fortunate to have such a wonderful person share with us her spiritual guidance."

Michelle C., Life Enrichment Director, Waterstone at the Circle


I am looking forward to connecting with you to discuss the ways we can work together. Please contact me I will be in touch with you. 

I am based in Roslindale, MA, and work throughout the Greater Boston area and surrounding communities.


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