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19 Rabbis Enroll in Military Chaplains School for Orientation

July 8, 1955
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Nineteen Jewish chaplains-one of the largest single groups of new chaplains to enter the military service at one time since World War II-enrolled at chaplains’ schools this week for orientation and training, Rabbi Joseph H. Lookstein, chairman of the National Jewish Welfare Board’s Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy, announced today. Simultaneously four other new Jewish chaplains completed their training and reported for active duty.

The nineteen new Jewish chaplains will be ready for active duty in time to officiate at GI services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in September. Jewish military chaplains are recruited, ecclesiastically endorsed and served by the JWB Commission on Jewish Chaplaincy, which represents the Central Conference of American Rabbis (Reform), Rabbinical Assembly of America (Conservative) and Rabbinical Council of America (Orthodox). JWB is the government-authorized agency for serving the religious, welfare and morale needs of Jewish military personnel and Jewish veterans in veterans administration hospitals. It is also the national association of Jewish community centers and YM-YWHA’s.

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