Rabbi Carla Howard
Professor of Chaplaincy/Hospice
Rabbi Carla Howard is the Founder and Executive Director of The Jewish Healing Center of Los Angeles. She combines rabbinic ordination from American Jewish University with a unique background in pre-medical studies and clinical work in women’s medicine and midwifery. She has served as the Rabbi for Gateway’s Beit T’Shuvah and Associate Rabbi of Metivta with Rabbi Jonathan Omer-Man. Rabbi Howard began chaplaincy work at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s hospice and went on to co-found and serves as Executive Director of Jewish Hospice Project- Los Angeles, the city’s first Jewish hospice service. Rabbi Howard is on the faculty of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and sits on the Santa Monica/UCLA Hospital Bio-Ethics Committee. She has published numerous articles and lectures on spiritual care and end-of-life issues to both lay and medical organization in the U.S. and internationally.