This paper reflects the Journal’s policy of publishing some papers which reflect the approaches and issues to be found in the education systems of other countries. In Israel, state religious schools employ both a school chaplain and a school counsellor. In this paper Yaacov Katz outlines what each role involves and describes the considerable amount of overlap of their duties. He suggests that in the current difficult economic times the school chaplain should undergo an intensive counselling course so as to give him the ability to fulfil both functions efficiently.
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This paper was sponsored by the Institute for Community Education and Research, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University.