RABBI JOSHUA SHERWIN, LT, CHC, USN
Josh Sherwin graduated from the University of Central Florida and was ordained as a rabbi by JTS with a concentration in Jewish education in 2009. Following ordination, Rabbi Sherwin was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade on active duty serving with the United States Navy, and was assigned to Camp Lejeune. Rabbi Sherwin has deployed to Afghanistan three times, achieved the high honor Fleet Marine Force Qualified Officer designation, and has earned a black belt in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. He was also accorded the honor of dedicating the Sefer Torah aboard the U.S.S. George W. Bush aircraft carrier. He arrived at the Naval Academy in June 2012.
The daily work of delivering religious ministry at the Academy is accomplished by a dedicated team of experienced active-duty Navy chaplains, Religious Program Specialists, civilian employees, and volunteers. While the ministry is focused on the Brigade of Midshipmen, they welcome guests and visitors to the public services. Friday night service begins at 7:15 p.m. in the Miller Chapel. Please call the Friends of the Jewish Chapel (410-268-0169) to confirm that services are being held when you would like to join us.
PREVIOUS CHAPLAINS ASSIGNED TO THE UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
CDR Norman Auerbach, CHC, USN (Ret.) 1985-1989
CAPT Albert Slomovitz, CHC, USN (Ret.) 1989-1992
CDR Robert Feinberg, CHC, USN (Ret.) 1992-1995
CAPT Irving A. Elson, CHC, USN 1998-2002 and 2005-2006
CDR Joel Newman, CHC, USN 2002-2005
Lt. Daniella Kolodny, CHC, USN (Ret.) 2006-2009
LCDR Seth Phillips, CHC, USN (Ret.) 2009-2012