National Jewish Committee on Scouting Chaplain and past chairman Rabbi Peter Hyman has been asked and he has accepted the lead role in the chaplaincy contingent from the United States at next year’s World Jamboree. The 2015 World Jamboree will take place in Japan.
“I could not think of anyone in the world who is more qualified to lead this vital part of the World Jamboree,” said NJCOS chairman Bruce Chudacoff. “Rabbi Hyman’s pivotal role in the Messengers of Peace program throughout the world brings great credit upon him and upon Jewish Scouting.”
Chucadoff also credited Hyman’s numerous worldwide contacts and his influence as a noteworthy chaplain, which, he said, will enable him to take the lead easily and naturally. Previously, Hyman served as the lead American chaplain at the 2007 World Jamboree in London and the most recent World Jamboree that took place in Sweden in 2011. Hyman has attended other previous World Jamborees in Australia, South Korea, Thailand, Chile and the Netherlands. He has also served as the lead chaplain at the 2005 National Jamboree at Fort A. P. Hill and has served on the chaplain staff in 2000 and as the Co-Team leader of the Religious Experience area at the most recently concluded 2013 National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve in West Virginia. He is the current chair of the BSA’s Messengers of Peace program.