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Connections: A JWB Jewish Chaplains Podcast Series

Connections: A JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Training Course Podcast Series

Rabbi Irving Elson, Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, Captain, U.S. Navy (retired), interviews the four Chiefs of Chaplains for each of the U.S. Military branches to discuss with him the theme of Military and VA Rabbi: Prophet, Priest, and Politician

Episode 01:
Rear Adm. Margaret Kibben
Chief of Navy Chaplains

Episode 02:
Maj. Gen. Dondi E. Costin
Chief of U. S. Air Force Chaplains

Episode 03:
Maj. Gen. Paul K. Hurley
Chief of U. S. Army Chaplains

After listening to our Podcast, listeners (chaplains) are invited to think and discuss these questions:

  1. For a Jewish Chaplain, what is a good definition of a successful ministry?
  2. Other than being a prophet, priest, and politician, what other roles are you asked
    to play?
  3. How do you decide what your priorities in these roles should be?
  4. What do your priorities tell you about yourself?
  5. What role do you think is most important to your:
    • Chief of Chaplains?
    • Your denominational body (RCA, CCAR, RA, VA)?
    • Your endorser?

Questions and feedback on the series, theme or issues may be sent to Rabbi Irv Elson and Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky.

The views and opinions expressed within this podcast series are those of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of JCC Association of North America or JWB Jewish Chaplains Council.