I found that abroad (out of Israel) there is an intense usage of the word Chaplaincy. Does it mean Rabbanut in Hebrew? Are there Rabbis that call themselves Chaplaincy? Does this word come from Christianity? What is the definition and the role of Chaplaincy? Who can use it and where is it popular?
A member of the clergy attached to a chapel.
a. A member of the clergy who conducts religious services for an institution, such as a prison or hospital. b. A lay person who is appointed to provide spiritual leadership and counseling to members of an institution, as at a university. c. A member of the clergy who is connected with a royal court or an aristocratic household.
A member of the clergy attached to a branch of the armed forces.
Generally I have had heard the word used for those that are a member of the clergy who conduct religious services for an institution, such as a prison or hospital.