Following an earlier batch of Chabad Rabbis certified as chaplains, this week an additional 10 Chabad Rabbis and shluchim received Chaplain Certification, bringing the total number to 25.
Following an earlier batch of Chabad Rabbis certified as chaplains, this week an additional 10 Chabad Rabbis and shluchim received the Chaplain Certification by the United States and New York State Chaplain Task Force (US/NYSCTF), bringing the number of Chabad Rabbi certified as Chaplains to 25.
The Associate Chaplain certification offers an opportunity to Rabbis who are active in outreach work within their home state to gain easier access to local and state agencies and organizations, facilitating the help that they provide to the community at large.
“Introducing yourself as a United States Chaplain to organizations and agencies in your area gives you a better chance to gain entrance and offer social and community services to the community,” says Menachem Cohen, who has been a New York State Chaplain for 15 years.
“The idea of the Chaplaincy being solely reserved for members of the US military or correctional facilities is a misconception. In fact, every leader or head of an organization has access to the Chaplaincy and can greatly benefit from it,” continued Cohen.
The US/NYSCTF has developed a special program for leaders who have already received Rabbinical ordination and are active in outreach work. The Accelerated Chaplaincy Program provides the opportunity to become a Certified Chaplain in a short period of time.
Since Covid-19, the world has changed and many in our communities are suffering. Chaplains help by providing life coaching, spiritual counseling, and peace of mind.