Aleph Conference Photos

The Yeshiva World has some great photos and a brief recap of the recent training session / Shabbaton held by Aleph in south Florida. Over seventy five men and women in uniform participated. Aleph hosted a Jewish two-star general that has been nominated for a promotion and assignment at a new post in Washington. Maj. Gen. Bennet S. Sacolick is […]

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Two Jewish Veterans Enter the Political Arena

It is with great pleasure that I can report on two Jewish veterans have announced their candidacy for political office. Not only because our country has a real need for better military representation in our government, but because I have a personal connection to both of these candidates. The first is JIG’s own Brian Kresge, who is not just a […]

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DoD Policy on Religious Observance Updated

The DoD recently updated their “Accommodation of Religious Practices Within the Military Services” directive. The existing directive had been in place since 1988 and was well due for a refresh. Our military has always consisted of members of diverse religious backgrounds, but in an environment that stresses uniformity of appearance the outward expression of that diversity is often hidden. Ironically […]

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Jewish Soldier Among KIAs in Afghanistan Helicopter Crash

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman was recently identified as one of the pilots killed in the Blackhawk that went down in southern Afghanistan this past Tuesday. According to reports,Silverman was a graduate of the former Solomon Schechter Day School in St. Louis. A memorial service is planned for 8 a.m. Friday (Dec. 20) at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish […]

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2014 Aleph Shabbaton & Training LOI

Aleph as released their Letter of Instruction (LOI) for their seventh Annual Military Training Course and Shabbaton scheduled for the weekend of 5-9 February 2014. What follows is the actual instruction: To: All Military Chaplains, VA Chaplains, Lay Leaders and all Jewish Members of the US Armed Forces and Allied Forces. From: Chaplain (COL) Sanford L. Dresin, USA RET, Director […]

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JWB Chaplain’s and Lay Leader’s Conference 2014

This coming year’s JWB Jewish Chaplains Council’s Chaplain’s and Lay Leader’s Training Conference is going to be held in conjunction with the JCCs of North America Biennial Convention in San Diego, CA March 28 – April 1. You can see some videos from the last convention here. You can learn more about this year’s convention at biennial.jcca.org The conference is open to all active duty, […]

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JWB Calendar Photos

The JWB is in the last stage of preparing their 5774 (2013-14) Jewish pocket calendar and are in need of a good cover photo. If you have a photo of Jewish servicemembers praying, eating, celebrating from any of the events of the last year that can be sent with adequate pixel density your program could be “The Poster Child” for […]

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