In this installment of the Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address has a conversation with Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, executive director of Neshama, the Association of Jewish Chaplains.
The NAJC is the professional organization of Jewish chaplains worldwide. Its 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. NAJC 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, NAJC is the address for Jewish chaplaincy expertise promoting the highest standards of training, certification and delivery of care. In 2014, reflecting its international membership and commitment to reach out to the human spirit or soul (נשמה – neshama) NAJC chose a new name, Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains.