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NAJC Official Statement: Rabbi Ronald Kaplan Expulsion
June 14, 2016
Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) has withdrawn Rabbi Ronald Kaplan's membership and rescinded his status as a Board Certified Chaplain. Click here to read the full statement.

NAJC Statement regarding Rabbi Ephraim Karp
Dec. 1, 2015
The Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains) Ethics Committee recommended and the Board voted to permanently expel Rabbi Ephraim Karp from NAJC membership and to rescind his certification as a Board Certified Chaplain due to his conviction in court for unethical sexual activity (NAJC Code of Professional Ethics © (4) effective October 20, 2015).


NAJC Statement regarding Rabbi Ephraim Karp
Jan. 26, 2015

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) was shocked and saddened to learn of the criminal allegations and subsequent arrest of Rabbi Ephraim Karp. We have no knowledge of any details other than those published in the media. NAJC must trust the legal process of the State of Maryland and, until these charges are either proven or dismissed in a court of law, have suspended his membership in the organization.


Our hearts go out to everyone affected in this matter. With any questions, please call Rabbi Moe Kaprow, NAJC President-Elect.