Chaplains Corner

Rev. Dr. Marcos A. Miranda

The Rev. Dr. Marcos A. Miranda, BCC, BCCS is Founder, President and CEO of New York State Chaplain Task Force. He also serves as senior pastor at Action In Christ International and as assistant dean at New York Divinity School. An author, consultant and educator, he has traveled throughout the country delivering lectures, trainings and workshops on crisis, trauma and disaster spiritual care. A board certified chaplain and board certified clinical supervisor, he supervises CPE students at the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training and serves as chaplain at the New York Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police.

Rabbi Harry Berkowitz

  • Child of Holocaust Survivors. Born in a tent in a detention camp, in Cyprus, April 23rd, 1947
  • Graduated Yeshiva University 1969
  • BA in History
  • BA in Hebrew Literature
  • Special Ed for Neurological Impaired Children
  • Columbia University-Teachers College
  • Ordained in 1972 at Yeshivat Eretz Yisrael
  • Teacher at Solomon Shechter HS, Yeshiva University High School for Girls, Sephardic HS in Brooklyn
  • Day Camp Director in the Catskills
  • Chaplain-New York City Transit Police-1978
  • Organized the Office of the Chaplain for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-New York City Transit Authority in 1993 and for the entire MTA in subsequent years, including its Police Department
  • Spiritual Leader-Rockwood Park Jewish Center 1998-2017
  • National Chaplain- National Conference of Shomrim Societies
  • Appointed Chief Chaplain-New York State Fraternal Order of Police in 2017
  • United Transit Leadership Organization-Vice President for Human Resources December 2019.
  • Married. All three, married children, and nine grandchildren.

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