We are pleased to announce that Rabbi Akiva Feinstein has been named Menorah Park Director of Spiritual Living, following in the footsteps of our beloved Rabbi Howard Kutner, of blessed
memory. Rabbi Feinstein, since joining Montefiore in 2005, as Director of Spiritual Care and Hospice Chaplain, has already had an important role in our campus, working collaboratively with
Menorah Park’s excellent spiritual living staff for many years now.
In his new role he will ensure that we as an organization continue to be a home for every member of the Jewish community, making each and every person feel welcome and for Menorah Park to be a place where everyone can gather, pray, and learn together guided by our rich Jewish traditions. Rabbi Feinstein will maintain his established office location at Montefiore and in serving our
growing hospice program, but will expand his role to include leading and developing our already outstanding spiritual living activities across the expanded campus. This includes one of his most
important missions which is to serve as an ambassador to Cleveland’s synagogues, organizations, and other places of worship, helping to make a bridge between our campus and the robust
community around us.
Our expanded Spiritual Living Department enjoys an excellent staff of trained professional chaplains and mashgiachs (kosher supervising rabbis), including Menorah Park Associate Director of Spiritual Living, Rabbi Joseph Kirsch, Hospice Chaplains, Rabbi AJ Kushner, and Chaplain Ann Smith, as well as Rabbi Ezra Brody, Cantor Gary Paller, and Rabbi Yossi Nisenbaum. Rabbi Dov Fishbane is our full time Kosher Supervisor.