Halifax welcomes its first official Jewish military chaplain

How Capt. (Rabbi) Arnold Glogauer approaches his new challenge: being the first Jewish military chaplain ever to minister to personnel in the Royal Canadian Navy community around Halifax.

Although the global pandemic cancelled the usual Canada Day fireworks and celebrations this July 1, some of the military personnel stationed in Halifax created a lively, social-distanced tribute for the occasion. The video of the presentation was posted on Capt. Arnold Noteh Glogauer’s Facebook page Wednesday. You can watch the newly-arrived Jewish military chaplain standing in a field of flagpoles, and later, see him saluting.

It’s just the latest way that Glogauer is trying to make his mark as the first-ever regular force Jewish chaplain to be posted to Canada’s navy headquarters.

My full interview, and story about him, is on The J.ca news site. Read it here.

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