June 10, 2024

Welcome Aboard!

Mazel Tov to the newest member of the Board of Directors of the Naval Academy’s Friends of the Jewish Chapel, VADM “Herm”an Shelanski, USN, Ret.

Herm is a strategic thinker and renown planner. He’s been deeply involved with Jewish causes in the Navy for decades. A native of Philadelphia, he’s a graduate of the University of Colorado. Herm commanded an E-2C/HAWKEYE squadron, the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN 75), the TRUMAN Carrier Strike Group and was Inspector General of the Navy.

Since his Navy retirement in 2018, he’s been deeply involved in the Jewish community, on the board of Tidewater Jewish Federation and chairman of our Jewish Community Relations Council, AIPAC, JINSA and as president elect for Norfolk’s Temple Beth El.

On a personal note … Herm and FOJC President Paul Becker were selected for promotion to Flag rank together in 2009! A GREAT reconnect for FOJC!