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 […]

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Leads Effort to Establish Arlington Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a division of JCC Association, in partnership with the Jewish War Veterans and New York-based members of the American Legion, and with the support of a broad array of Jewish communal organizations, is urging the swift passage of a concurrent resolution in the U.S. Congress to establish a memorial in Arlington […]

JWB Urges Passage of Resolution for Jewish Chaplains’ Memorial

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JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, along with the Jewish War Veterans and the American Legion, are urging passage of the concurrent resolutions proposed by N.Y Representative Anthony Weiner and N.Y. Senator Charles Schumer to establish a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery for Jewish chaplains who have died on active duty. Working with JWV and the American […]

First Female Active Duty Army Chaplain in Generation

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Welcome, Rabbi Heather Borshof, you’re in the Army now! Rabbi Harold Robinson, director of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, commissioned Reform Rabbi Borshof as the first active-duty woman chaplain in the U.S. Army in a generation. First Lieutenant Borshof is a graduate of Hebrew Union College and will be serving at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, when she […]

Sen. Carl Levin and Chiefs of Chaplains Participate in Dedication of First JWB Torah for Our Troops

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Director Rabbi Harold Robinson led a group of distinguished guests in reciting a shehecheyanu – the Jewish blessing for reaching a milestone-in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Room at the U.S. Capitol on May 10 when the last letter had been inscribed in a new Torah scroll commissioned for U.S. Jewish chaplains. […]