NEW YORK (Sep. 17)
Fifteen Jewish chaplains, the largest single group of new chaplains to be inducted into military service at any one time in more than a year, have entered service for orientation and training, Rabbi Morris Lieberman, of Baltimore, chairman of the National Jewish Welfare Board’s Commission on Jewish chaplaincy, announced today.
Of the 15 new chaplains, eight trained at the Army Chaplain School, Ft. Slocum, New Rochelle, N. Y. ; four have just completed their training at the Navy Chaplain School, Newport, R. I. , and three attended the Air Force Chaplain School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
All of the 15 new Jewish chaplains will be ready to officiate at GI services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The High Holy Day period starts on Friday evening, October 2. These Jewish military chaplains were recruited and ecclesiastically endorsed, and will be served by the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy. The Commission is composed of representatives of the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform); the Rabbinical Assembly of America (Conservative); and the Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox).