Jewish Chaplains Memorial

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Jewish Chaplains Memorial

Jewish rabbis have served as Chaplains in the US military for decades. On Monday, October 24, 2011, the Jewish Chaplains Memorial was dedicated at Arlington National Cemetery. This memorial lists the names of the 14 Jewish Chaplains who died while on active duty between 1943 and 1974. Of the 14 chaplains, seven died on active duty in the US, three in Vietnam and four in WW-II.

The dedication ceremony was held at the Memorial Amphitheater, adjacent to the Tomb of the Unknowns; the Memorial has been installed in Section 2, on Chaplains Hill, at the intersection of McClellan Drive and Grant Drive.

The monument is placed next to the three monuments of the chaplains of other faiths who gave their lives to service of their country.

To read more about the memorial and the 14 Jewish chaplains go to:

The Chaplains were:

Name Date of Death
Nachman S. Arnoff May 9, 1946
Meir Engel December 16, 1964
Frank Goldenberg May 22, 1946
Alexander D. Goode February 3, 1943
Henry Goody October 19, 1943
Samuel D. Hurwitz December 9, 1943
Herman L. Rosen June 18, 1943
Samuel Rosen May 13, 1955
Solomon Rosen November 2, 1948
Morton H. Singer December 17, 1968
David Sobel March 7, 1974
Irving Tepper August 13, 1944
Louis Werfel December 24, 1944


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