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First Female Active Duty Army Chaplain in Generation

Heather Borshof Jewish ChaplainWelcome, Rabbi Heather Borshof, you’re in the Army now! Rabbi Harold Robinson, director of JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, commissioned Reform Rabbi Borshof as the first active-duty woman chaplain in the U.S. Army in a generation. First Lieutenant Borshof is a graduate of Hebrew Union College and will be serving at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, when she completes her chaplaincy training. Originally from Manalapan, New Jersey, Rabbi Borshof spent time in Israel and worked in different fields before deciding to go to rabbinical school. Watch Rabbi Robinson and Rabbi Borshof at the commissioning ceremony at Temple Rodeph Torah in Marlboro, New Jersey.

Read the full story at the New Jersey Jewish News: She’s in the Army now: Rabbi makes history as chaplain

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  1. Hello,
    My daughter is active duty Army, combat medic in Iraq. Was wondering if somewhow she can talk to a Rabbi?
    My Rabbi here in Spokane, Washington said he would be glad to chat with her..Is there any way she can get literature sent to her? any help? appreciate any help for her. She has no phone. contact is limited. Be easier for someone to help her on that end.
    Thanks for your time and consideration.
    Ruth Briggs
    1609 North Bill Street
    Post Falls,Idaho 83854

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