Religious Services, Items & Meal Requests

In addition to talking with you and your family, chaplains are also available to perform various religious services on site at NYU Langone. These include baptism, communion, and anointing of the sick. Rabbis are available for afternoon mincha and other prayer services. Chaplains also counsel, support, and pray with families and patients at the time of death.

Sacred Texts

Sacred texts are available to borrow, if you would prefer to worship privately. Bibles and the Koran are available in English and Spanish. A Jewish siddur is also available, as are Sabbath candles. Other religious items available upon request include Catholic rosary beads, Buddhist mala prayer beads, and Muslim sajajid (prayer rugs).  

To request these items, call us at 212-263-5903, ask your nurse for assistance, or fill out our online form

Kosher Foods

For patients and their families who keep kosher, meals and snacks are available at the Bikur Cholim room. This is Room 1F in Greenberg Hall, located at 545 First Avenue, directly across from the main entrance to NYU Langone Medical Center.

Patients may also ask their nurses to request kosher meals for them during a hospital stay.