JCC Association Recognizes Senator Carl Levin and Rabbi Harold Robinson as Champions for Jewish Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

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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 […]

JWB-Endorsed Navy Chaplain Wins Bible Award

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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 […]

JWB Hosts Largest Conference in a Decade at Annapolis

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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 […]

Group Flies Out to Aircraft Carrier with JWB to See Navy Life Up Close

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Four rabbinical students and other prospective Navy Jewish chaplains had the opportunity to see Navy life up close when they flew out to the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Harry Truman with JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Director Rabbi Harold Robinson in August. Rabbi Nina Mizrachi from JCC Chicago joined the group, as did JCC Association VP and […]

Fifth Torah Is Dedicated for Use by Military Chaplains

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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 […]

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 […]

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

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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 […]

View Presentation on Jewish Chaplains Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery

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Just in time for Memorial Day, the U.S. Senate passed the necessary resolution to place a memorial to fallen Jewish chaplains in Arlington National Cemetery, next to existing memorials to Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplains. A similar resolution passed the House of Representatives earlier in the week. JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a division of JCC […]

Facebook Campaign Launched to Urge Senate to Approve Chaplains Memorial

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JCC Association is urging people all over the U.S. to contact their senators to approve the resolution to erect a memorial for fallen Jewish chaplains at Arlington National Cemetery. Using the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council Facebook page as a platform, JCC Association has created an easy way for thousands of people to send a message […]

Second Torah to Be Completed Aboard USS George H.W. Bush

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Sunday, March 13, will see the completion and dedication of the second small, lightweight Torah for use by military chaplains aboard the USS George H.W. Bush in Norfolk, Virginia. The Torah was created through the Torahs for Our Troops project of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, and the generosity of the Leonard R. Strelitz Memorial Talmud […]

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