Why Neshama Hospice?
Neshama is a Hebrew word meaning soul or spirit—the essence of a person. At Neshama Hospice, we believe that meaningful end-of-life care centres around every individual and honours the things that make them unique.
Neshama Hospice will be the first residential hospice in Canada built on Jewish values for the benefit of all. With an aging population in Toronto, and especially along the Bathurst corridor, there is a growing demand for end-of-life care that could reach crisis levels. Toronto’s more than 200,000-strong Jewish community has a deep and proud history of developing hospitals, homes for the aged, and social service agencies to serve its own as well as Torontonians from the broader community and from all walks of life. Neshama Hospice will continue this commitment to giving back to the community and answering the need for more hospice care.