Suzanne B. Griffel is a rabbi in the Jewish Care Services program at JourneyCare in metropolitan Chicago, IL. She provides spiritual care to Jewish hospice patients and their families; this includes supportive visits and telephone calls and can also entail assisting patients and families in completing advance directives and/or ethical wills, consulting about bioethical and halachic issues from a non-Orthodox perspective, and planning and officiating at funerals and memorial services.
Suzanne became a Board Certified Chaplain through Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains in 2015. She completed her residency in Clinical Pastoral Education at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago in 2004. Before pursuing a career in chaplaincy, she served as a rabbi at Congregation Or Chadash in Chicago and at Hillel at the University of Chicago. She was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1990.