Fifth Torah Is Dedicated for Use by Military Chaplains

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Another special Torah was dedicated on July 12 at the Merage JCC of Orange County in Irvine, California, honoring esteemed members of the community Irving and Elinor Burg; Doris Chasin, in memory of Milton Chasin; Allan and Sandy Fainbarg; Arnold Feuerstein; Leonard Jaffe; Isidore Myers and Saretta Berlin. The Torah was the fifth in the Torahs […]

JCC Association Invites Jewish Military Chaplains to Lead Study Sessions at Biennial

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For the first time, Jewish military chaplains from the U.S. Armed Forces will be teaching JCC lay leaders at the JCCs of North America Biennial as part of an effort to raise the profile of Jews in the military within the larger Jewish community. Seven JWB Jewish Chaplains Council-affiliated chaplains will use Jewish texts to explore how […]

Jewish Military Leadership Award to Be Presented at Biennial

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New York, NY–JCC Association is proud to announce that it will present the Jewish Military Leadership Award to Rear Admiral Herman A. Shelanski, Commander, Carrier Strike Group 10, at the JCCs of North America Biennial in New Orleans on May 7, 2012. “Admiral Shelanski personifies the highest qualities of a Jewish military leader,” said Rabbi Harold […]

Torahs for Our Troops to Be at the GA on Sunday, Nov 6

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The JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a service of JCC Association, will be at the GA, the annual conference of federations, this year to give everyone a chance to perform a special mitzvah. People are invited to stop by Booth 603 and help complete the fifth specially sized Torah for Jewish military chaplains. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council’s project Torah for Our […]

Watch Video from the Formal Dedication of Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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Hundreds of people attended the formal dedication of the memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery on October 24, 2011. After three years of intense effort by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and numerous other Jewish, community, and veterans organizations, the monument was placed on Chaplains Hill next to existing memorials to Catholic and […]

First-Hand Account of Jewish Chaplains Memorial Passage in U.S. House

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In May, the U.S. Congress approved a resolution to place a memorial to Jewish military chaplains who had died while on active duty in Arlington National Cemetery. This resolution was the result of years of fundraising and advocacy by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and other groups. Rabbi Harold Robinson was in the Capitol when the […]

Jewish Chaplains Monument Begins March to Arlington

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The new memorial to fallen Jewish military chaplains will begin a tour of the East Coast on September 13 at Fort Jackson in South Carolina, and then continue to Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The memorial will stop at JCCs as well as synagogues, military installations, and […]

View Presentation on Jewish Chaplains Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the U.S. Senate passed the necessary resolution to place a memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains in Arlington National Cemetery, next to existing memorials to Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplains. A similar resolution passed the House of Representatives earlier in the week. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a division of JCC […]

Facebook Campaign Launched to Urge Senate to Approve Chaplains Memorial

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JCC Association is urging people all over the U.S. to contact their senators to approve the resolution to erect a memorial for fallen Jewish chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery. Using the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Facebook page as a platform, JCC Association has created an easy way for thousands of people to send a message […]

Second Torah to Be Completed Aboard USS George H.W. Bush

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Sunday, March 13, will see the completion and dedication of the second small, lightweight Torah for use by military chaplains aboard the USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia. The Torah was created through the Torahs for Our Troops project of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, and the generosity of the Leonard R. Strelitz Memorial Talmud […]

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