Chaplains Office Staff

Father Joe Fenton
Christian Ministries Chaplain
I am a journalist and media producer as well as a priest.  After studies at Catholic University and American University in Washington, DC and Arizona State University, I began my television career at PBS in Washington, DC and then with ABC News, NBC News and CBS-TV in New York where I anchored and produced television programs and a weekly series on the NBC Radio Network. I later moved to London, England where I continued producing programs for the BBC and ITV.  I produced interfaith programs in consultation with the major faith groups in the USA. I have a PH.D in theology and American history and an M.A. in journalism. I have ministered as parish priest and seminary professor in addition to my media projects and I am a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA, LA.  I have many fine friends in the entertainment industry.


Rabbi Hannah Elkin
Jewish Chaplain

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Rabbi Hannah Elkin was ordained as a rabbi by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles in 2021. While at HUC-JIR, Rabbi Hannah

also received a Masters of Jewish Education, worked as a teaching assistant at USC’s Louchheim School for Judaic Studies, and served as a spiritual counselor at Beit T’Shuvah, a Jewish-based addiction recovery center in Los Angeles. Before attending rabbinical school, she earned a bachelor’s in Religious Studies from Middlebury College and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Rabbi Hannah is excited to take on her new role and join the interfaith Chaplaincy at The Claremont Colleges. She looks forward to joining and serving a community of bright and thoughtful students, dedicated and passionate administrators, and highly respected faculty. Her initial goals are to meet and begin to build relationships with the campus community, as well as offer emotional and spiritual support to students as they transition from the virtual campus to the physical. Rabbi Hannah is passionate about making Judaism relevant and personally meaningful to Jews of all backgrounds.

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