UJUC Rabbi Enters Training as an Interfaith Hospital Chaplain

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UJUC Rabbi makes Judaism Accessible and Engaging for ALL. Rabbi Ken Hahn listens with open ears and an open heart making his newest endeavor, training to become an interfaith hospital chaplain, a perfect vocation.

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Steven Blane, founder of the UJUC, stated: “Rabbi Hahn is a builder of connections among different people and cultures. Rabbi Hahn’s work epitomizes the essence of Jewish Universalism”.

UJUC Rabbi makes Judaism Accessible and Engaging for ALL. Rabbi Ken Hahn listens with open ears and an open heart.

Rabbi Ken Hahn of Northhampton, MA, has dedicated his rabbinate to bringing the depth and beauty of Jewish wisdom to practicing Jews, the non-affiliated, the disaffected, and to non-Jews.

Steven Blane, founder of the Sim Shalom, stated: “Rabbi Hahn is a builder of connections among different people and cultures. You only need to look at the expressions on the faces of those he serves to see the meaningful impact Rabbi Hahn is having in their lives. Rabbi Hahn’s work epitomizes the essence of Jewish Universalism.”

Rabbi Hahn serves his community by assisting with weddings, baby namings, bar/bat mitzvah tutoring, and funerals. Rabbi Hahn is also a life coach assisting those who desire to transform their lives and their situation, and he is currently training as an interfaith hospital chaplain at the Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.

Rabbi Hahn was ordained by the Jewish Spiritual Leadership Institute (“JSLI”) in January, 2016. Prior to this ordination, Rabbi Hahn earned his MBA from Yale and his BA from Harvard. Rabbi Hahn worked for over 20 years running a non-profit educational travel organization he founded before he left it in 2012 and began his rabbinical studies.

More information about Rabbi Hahn and his community can be found at his website: http://rabbikenhahn.com

The UJUC is a group of progressively minded rabbis and their communities who welcome participants from all walks of life. The Union seeks to nurture the greater good by emphasizing compassion and love for all humankind through the lens of Jewish history, liturgy, rituals, traditional texts, and holidays. Additional information about Rabbi Hahn as well as his contact information can also be found at the UJUC’s website: https://ujuc.org/rabbi-kenneth-hahn/

About Sim Shalom and UJUC

Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue, which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Sim Shalom provides accessible and short services every weeknight and Shabbat and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, and conversion and life cycle ceremonies. Rabbi Blane is also the founder and director of the Spiritual Leader’s Institute, http://www.jsli.net, the online professional rabbinical program.

Sim Shalom and Rabbi Blane are one of the Founding communities of the Union of Jewish Universalist communities.

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