Bereavement Support Group


 Monday Evenings, 5:30-7 p.m.

Jewish Bereavement Support Group:

Yanheini v’maglei tzedek”

(“You guide me along the right paths”)

in Newport Beach
with Chaplain Fran Chalin of VITAS Hospice

Facilitator:  Chaplain Fran Chalin

Fran Chalin, M.S.W./M.J.C.S., has been both clergy and educator in the Los Angeles Jewish community for more than 20 years. She served as cantor for Beth Chayim Chadashim, the world’s first synagogue with outreach to the LGBT Jewish community. In this role, she was an active member of the Interfaith clergy coalition for human rights and healthcare reform. For these last nine years, she’s been a hospice chaplain working with families as they confront dying and death.

Besides her family, Fran loves are writing, teaching and preserving the Yiddish language. She also directs a Yiddish chorus called Zingen Far Sholem (Singing for Peace).

Please provide your information and we will contact you.



This program is co-sponsored by VITAS Healthcare. VITAS is accredited by the National institute of Jewish Hospices. For more information about Palliative care and hospice services, please contact 657-235-7955 or


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