Call for Papers: 2016 NAJC Conference

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) is looking for colleagues to deliver experiential and research-based presentations at the 2016 NAJC Conference. Presentations should focus on the inclusion of spiritual and pastoral care in our various fields and help foster an understanding of how our Jewish heritage can help us conceptualize what tools we need to have and how we need to use them in order to fulfill our obligation to repair the world. To learn more and submit a proposal, click here.


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NAJC Statement regarding
Rabbi Ephraim Karp

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) was shocked and saddened to learn of the criminal allegations and subsequent arrest of Rabbi Ephraim Karp.

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Continuing Education

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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.