Lab/Revson Foundation award $160,000 to innovative projects in Jewish chaplaincy

CHAPLAINCY INNOVATION LAB—May 31, 2023—Through a grant from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab at Brandeis University has funded four projects to advance innovative approaches to Jewish spiritual care.

Recent research from the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab found that Jewish chaplains are often embedded in a wide variety of institutions but not always called upon to serve those without access to spiritual care. At a time of declining institutional affiliation, chaplains may be the only religious professionals that many American Jews, especially under 30, see in times of need. In addition, the Jewish community has a higher percentage of people over 65 than the general population and families that do affiliate are increasingly multi-faith. Jewish chaplains are well positioned to support them.

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