Our Mission

The NAJC is the professional organization of Jewish chaplains worldwide. Our members serve in a variety of institutions including hospitals, nursing homes, and homes for the elderly, emergency service personnel including law enforcement and fire departments, military services, prisons, and other institutions. Our chaplains also serve in times of emergencies and natural disasters in conjunction with the Red Cross and other relief agencies.

Founded as the National Association of Jewish Chaplains, we are the address for Jewish chaplaincy expertise promoting the highest standards of training, certification and delivery of care - Doing G!d’s work with our own hands.

Hold the Date: NAJC Conference in Orlando

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains will hold its 29th annual conference in Orlando from Jan. 14-17, 2018 at the Rosen Hotel. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us in the Sunshine State!

click here to download a copy of the conference information flier.

NAJC Weekly Update

Click here to stay up-to-date with the Weekly Update by NAJC Executive Director Rabbi Rafael Goldstein, BCC.

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NAJC Reading Room

Looking for resources to support your work in chaplaincy? Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is pleased to open the Reading Room, which includes information and resources shared by NAJC members. Click here to learn more; contact the NAJC office if you have materials you'd like to share with your colleagues.

Continuing Education

Click here to learn more about Continuing Education opportunities offered by NAJC and our partner organizations.



We set certification standards and certify qualified Jewish chaplains.

We promote ongoing education of Jewish chaplains, offer seminars, y'mei iyun and national conferences for professional growth.

We advocate on behalf of Jewish chaplains and Jewish chaplaincy programs to offer professional chaplaincy, rabbinic and cantorial associations, seminaries and the community.

We serve as a clearinghouse for professional part-time and full time chaplaincy positions.