Chaplains star at JFNA’s GA

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When Jewish Federation’s of North America wound up the final plenary of this year’s General Assembly on Veterans Day, they did so by recognizing the work of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council and the men and women who carry out its mission. Four JWB chaplains, each representing a branch of the United States armed forces, and […]

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council to close GA on Veterans Day

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Jewish Federations of North America to honor Jewish service In a ceremony honoring the Jewish military personnel who have served our country, JWB Jewish Chaplains Council will take center stage, opening the final session of Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. at […]

New year, new Torah

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On August 20, a final presentation of one of our small, portable Torahs took place at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County in Irvine, Calif. During the ceremony, Rabbi Harold Robinson, a retired rear admiral and director of the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, handed the Torah to Lt. Joshua Sherwin, a chaplain in […]

Welcoming Those Who Serve

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The Jewish community does need to recognize that there are Jewish men and women serving in the U.S. military and that they have families back home who need support. by Rabbi Harold Robinson and Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky Military families in the Jewish community have been invisible for too long. They are uprooted often and can […]

Three Jewish movements, one prayer book

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Manhattan synagogues to use new JWB siddur over Memorial Day weekend This Memorial Day weekend, three Upper East Side synagogues will remember the Jewish men and women who have died defending the United States by using the JWB Jewish military siddur, or prayer book, during Shabbat services. The three synagogues — one each from the […]

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 […]

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