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Harrie Cedar

Harrie Cedar



Dr Harrie Cedar is the Jewish Chaplain at King's.

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Harrie Cedar is a Healthcare Chaplain at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and, since 2019, the Jewish chaplain at King's. They happily engage with staff and students of any/no faith.

Harrie has a degree in Biochemistry from Sussex University; a PhD in Cancer Stem Cells from London University; EMBO and MRC funded post-doctoral research fellowships in regenerative medicine and periods of study and research in the USA and in Israel. They are also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology. More recently, as part of Chaplaincy training, they completed an MA in Jewish Studies at King's College London, a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Chaplaincy.

Over many years Harrie has created a philosophy linking homeostasis and health. This philosophy can be applied to people and to the planet. In spiritual practice, they see this as the restoration of the person to themselves.

Harrie is an active member in a London synagogue which, while traditional in practice, is inclusive and egalitarian.

Harrie lives by the river in an old warehouse in Bermondsey with their partner, an artist. They enjoy seeing art shows, contemporary dance, writing and listening to a broad range of music from 90’s dance to Hasidic niggun. The highlight of their week is mixing it up with friends and family from their various worlds around the dinner table especially on Friday night to welcome in the Shekinah on Shabbat.

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