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Rabbi Andrew Scheer

Department of Veterans Affairs
Chaplain
Rabbi Andrew Scheer served between 2015-2018 as Jewish Chaplain for the New York City Department of Correction, working on Rikers Island as well as out of the borough facilities in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. His work included hosting weekly Jewish services at which all were welcome and performing pastoral counseling for inmates, correction officers and other members of staff. Andrew works as the Jewish Chaplain for the Veterans Affairs - New York Harbor Healthcare System. Andrew served for five years in the Army Reserve at West Point and Fort Totten. Andrew is a graduate of Yeshivat Chovevei Torah where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow.