Holiday treats for troops

Capt. Irving Elson, a chaplain with I Marine Expeditionary Force, returns the shamash, or "attendant" candle to the menorah after its use aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Dec. 2. The shamash was used to light the other candles as one of the many holiday traditions in Hanukkah.

If you are stationed in Kabul, how do you get Hanukkah gelt? Finding kosher-for-Passover chocolate or matzah ball soup mix is not easy when you are in Japan or aboard a ship for Passover. Having hamentaschen at Purim may not be possible if you are in Kuwait. Yet receiving a holiday care package brings small […]

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 […]

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 […]

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