Rabbi Harold Robinson

Director, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council; Director, Armed Forces and Veterans Services

Heads JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and JCC Association Armed Forces and Veterans Services Committee. Recruits rabbis to serve in the armed forces and veterans affairs chaplaincies. Directs professional training conferences and lay leadership workshops. Advises the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs on matters of Jewish Welfare in the Armed Forces and at Veterans Hospitals. Visits US Armed Forces bases and installations worldwide.

Contact Information

Phone: 212-786-5119

E-Mail: hlrobinson@jcca.org

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky

Deputy Director for Programming, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council; Director, Armed Forces and Veterans Services

Works with JCC Association’s 90 Jewish military lay leaders, coordinates the annual JWB conference, and is the point person for new initiatives involving the provision by JCCs of programs and services for current and returning Jewish military personnel and their families.

Contact Information

Phone: 212-786-5137

E-Mail: abbi@jcca.org

Janine Acevedo

Program Associate, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

Provides administrative and program support for JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and Summer VISA Program.

Contact Information

Phone: 212-786-5090

E-Mail: janine@jcca.org


  1. Lois and Marsahll Passman says:

    Change of Address: Please update your database. Thank you,

    New Address: Member
    Lois M and Marshall Passman Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation
    9100 Belvoir Woods Parkway #314
    Fort Belvoir VA 22060-2714

    New phone #: 703-781-7626

    Previous Address
    8354 Orange Court
    Alexandria VA 22309

    • Lois and Marsahll Passman says:

      Please note: Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation is not part of the address. i provided it just as an information item.

  2. peter newberger says:

    I would be very interested in knowing how to get a new copy of the new Jewish Prayer Book for Jewish Personel in the Armed Forces of the U.S. It was edited by Stephen Parnes. I believe it came out in 83 or 84.

    I can be contacted at 561-777-4367.
    Peter Newberger

  3. Brian Field says:

    I would like to get some of the JWB prayer books and the rack literature for the chapel at schofield barracks. I attend Aloha Jewish Chapel on Pearl Harbor however the Army and Navy don’t talk. I’m am working with schofield barracks garrison chaplain to increase support. Army support to Jewish Soldiers in HI has been non existent for years. I am attempting to remedy that.


  4. Rabbi Robinson and all,
    Maccabi USA is sponsoring the American Delegation that will participate in the Maccabiah Games in Israel next July. It is the world’s third largest international sports event today with over 8500 Jewish athletes from 60 countries worldwide.
    Among our delegation of over 1000 athletes, Team USA will be participating in 40 sports including Paralympic sports of Swimming, Tennis, Table Tennis, Cycling, Half Marathon and Wheelchair Basketball.
    Should you know of any qualified athletes please refer them to www.maccabiusa.com.
    Or call me at 215 561 6900 x121.
    Thank you.
    Jed Margolis, Executive Director
    Maccabi USA

  5. Michael C. Frank says:

    I was just reading about the new Jewish Siddur for the U. S. Military. When I was on active duty, in the U. S. Navy, 1965 – 1985, I was given a copy of the WW II Siddur. Over the years it has disappeared, lost in all the service related moves I made while on active duty and after. I am intrigued by the new one and was wondering how I could obtain a copy of it. I, of course, am willing to pay what ever it costs for it.

    I cannot tell you how much comfort and joy having that old Siddur brought to my life in the military. I was a Sea Bee and as such spent 36 months inVietnam. My Siddur was with me the whole time and I was able to say the daily prayers whenever I could.

    Any information you can give me bout how to obtain a copy of the new one will be greatly appreciated. Michael C. Frank, U. S. Navy, Sr. Chief (Retired).

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