2017 NAJC Conference in Cincinnati

The 2017 Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) annual conference will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio from Jan. 15-19, 2017. The theme for this year's conference is Changing Times: Paradigm Shift in Spiritual Care. If you are interested in presenting at the conference, click here for additional information.


NAJC to honor Cecille Asekoff

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) will honor Cecille Allman Asekoff on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. Cecille served NAJC with distinction for 27 years as Executive Vice President. Click here for complete information -- we hope you will join us!


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.

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NAJC Official Statement: Rabbi Ronald Kaplan Expulsion

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) has withdrawn Rabbi Ronald Kaplan's membership and rescinded his status as a Board Certified Chaplain.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.


Continuing Education

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

Our Mission

The NAJC is the professional organization of Jewish chaplains worldwide. We are the address for Jewish chaplaincy expertise promoting the highest standards of training, certification and delivery of care.



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.