Chaplain

Rabbi Ronald Weiss

Jewish Family and Child Service

Ronald Weiss

About Rabbi Weiss

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Rabbi Ronald Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University; a Masters degree in Jewish Education and Rabbinic Ordination from Yeshiva University. He was a pulpit rabbi for twelve years, serving congregational communities in Binghamton, New York, and Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

Rabbi Weiss moved to Toronto in 1994 where he serves as the Director of Chaplaincy Services at Jewish Family and Child Service. As mandated by UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, he is responsible for overseeing the spiritual and religious care received by Jewish patients in 41 hospitals, Jewish residents in 55 long-term care facilities as well as Jewish inmates in 26 Ontario correctional institutions.

Rabbi Weiss represents the Jewish community on the Canadian Multi-Faith Federation, advising the Ontario Government on Religious observances in Provincial Correctional Institutions. He is the only rabbi in Toronto to carry a badge – serving as the Jewish chaplain for the Toronto Police Service since 2004; and in 2007 he was appointed to serve as the first Jewish Chaplain in the history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Rabbi Weiss is the chaplain of the Jewish Hospice Program and provides spiritual care and counselling to the terminally ill in the Jewish community.

Should you wish to get in contact with Rabbi Weiss, please use the contact form below to reach us and indicate that you wish to contact him and we will arrange a connection between you.

Certifications

A short description of the various therapist certifications in Ontario.

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Clinical Psychologists

Clinical Psychologists are required to complete a related Masters and Ph.D. program to practice in the province of Ontario that must be research-based and subsequently have a thesis component. They are governed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO).

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Registered Psychotherapists

Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) are registered by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and, like Registered Social Workers and Clinical Psychologists, are permitted to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

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Registered Social Workers

Registered Social Workers (RSW) are helping individuals to enhance their well-being. They are governed by the Ontario College of Social Workers.