Four streams of Judaism gather for chaplaincy program


JWB to host Shabbaton and annual training course in Annapolis As the longest-serving endorser of Jewish chaplains for the U.S. military, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will hold its annual training course and Shabbaton on May 1-6 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. “Maintaining the Jewish in Our Identity: Authentically Jewish Ministry in […]

Remembering the Four Chaplains: 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester

The Story of the Four Chaplains on the USS Dorchester

Today is the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the USS Dorchester, a military transport carrying about 900 U.S. Army troops during World War II, and the “Four Chaplains” who gave their lives to save other civilian and military personnel. The Dorchester Chaplains — Rev. George L. Fox, a Methodist minister; Rev. John P. Washington, […]

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council to close GA on Veterans Day


Jewish Federations of North America to honor Jewish service In a ceremony honoring the Jewish military personnel who have served our country, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will take center stage, opening the final session of Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at […]

JCCs to train in pilot program serving veterans

Project Welcome Home logo

Six Jewish Community Centers have been selected to pilot Project Welcome Home, a JCC Association initiative meant to educate them to better assist U.S. service men and women and their families and to engage with their communities. The project, which will be steered by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a program of JCC Association, incorporates the […]

NJY Camps Welcome Jewish Kids of Military Families


NJ Y Camps have instituted a special subsidy program for Jewish children of military families, and urge Jewish military kids to apply for the summer of 2014. The cost of $150 per week or $500 per session is deeply discounted and is designed to enable Jewish children related to men and women serving in the […]

JCC Association Recognizes Senator Carl Levin and Rabbi Harold Robinson as Champions for Jewish Members of the U.S. Armed Forces


JCC Association proudly announces that it is presenting the Frank L. Weil Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Armed Services Field to U.S. Senator Carl M. Levin, Democratic senator from Michigan and the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, for his long and devoted service to the country, to its armed forces, and to […]

Two JWB Chaplains Offer Hanukkah Blessings at White House Celebration

President Obama celebrated the Festival of Lights twice on the last day of Hanukkah, highlighting the coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah in 2013 at the afternoon celebration. “As the Festival of Lights draws to a close, let’s take one last chance to think about all the miracles we’ve been lucky enough to experience in our […]

JWB-Endorsed Navy Chaplain Wins Bible Award


Each year the National Bible Association awards the prestigious Witherspoon Award to one chaplain from each military service branch, recognizing special creativity and achievement in inspiring others to read the Scriptures. This year’s Navy recipient is LT Josh Sherwin. Endorsed by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council in 2009, Chaplain Sherwin has served with the second Marine […]

JWB Hosts Largest Conference in a Decade at Annapolis


JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will be hosting its largest gathering of Jewish military chaplains in over a decade on April 21-24, 2013 at the Commodore Levy Center, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland. Attendees are arriving from Afghanistan, Okinawa, Europe, and other spots around the world, with 34 currently serving military and VA chaplains and […]

Group Flies Out to Aircraft Carrier with JWB to See Navy Life Up Close


Four rabbinical students and other prospective Navy Jewish chaplains had the opportunity to see Navy life up close when they flew out to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Director Rabbi Harold Robinson in August. Rabbi Nina Mizrachi from JCC Chicago joined the group, as did JCC Association VP and […]

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