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JCCs to train in pilot program serving veterans

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Fifth Torah Is Dedicated for Use by Military Chaplains

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 … Continued

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

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 … Continued