As prison chaplains, one of our key tasks is the advocacy work that we do on behalf of our clients.   

As chaplains, we monitor that our client's religious rights are respected in accordance with American law.Tefillin Club

These rights include the permission for religious celebration, kosher and Passover food and the right to pray and put on Tefillin (phylacteries).  This often requires dealing with a cautious and often impenetrable bureaucracy, Anti-Semitism or ignorance, and working in conjunction with multiple organizations and contacts.                   

Most importantly, it requires the belief that Jewish observances and rights have value and a tremendous commitment to the Jewish souls who have been incarcerated and their rights.