PART B - PREPARE AND SET-UP CHAPEL FOR JEWISH SERVICE
Prepare Chapel for Jewish Service.
To begin the preparation of the chapel for a Jewish worship service, you must first ensure that the chapel
is neutralized. To do this you:
remove denominational literature, publications, and bulletins from pews.
cover all fixed denominational symbols.
remove denominational items from the worship area (stations of the cross, icons,
cover stained glass windows that have denominational symbols with curtains, cloth, or
ensure cleanliness of ecclesiastical equipment.
Set up Chapel for Jewish Service.
After the chapel is neutralized, you begin to set up chapel for the service. To do so, you follow the steps
Prepare the altar area (Chancel):
Position the US flag and Jewish chapel flag (Figure 1-12).
Remove or cover any symbol or statue that is not appropriate for a Jewish service.
Center the ark in the rear (farthest away from the congregation) area of the
chancel behind the altar. (The ark may be a portable, freestanding piece of altar
furniture or non-portable and built into the chapel.)
Ensure the eternal light is lit. (The eternal light may be an electric lamp attached
to the ark or hanging from the ceiling in front of the ark.)
Place a menorah equidistant on each side of the ark.
Place the reading table (altar) in front of the ark, with enough room between the
two items for the chaplain to stand.