Who's Who Humanitarian

Michael A. Shochet

Title: Senior Cantor, Senior Clergy
Company: Temple Rodef Shalom
Location: McLean, Virginia, United States


  • American Conference of Cantors (former vice-president)
  • Central Intelligence Agency (chaplain)
  • Communities of Trust
  • Fairfax County Clergy and Leadership Council
  • Fairfax County Community Chaplain Corps
  • Fairfax County Police Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (former chaplain)
  • Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains (master chaplain)
  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
  • Ithaca College
  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
  • McLean Clergy Association
  • Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • National Association of Jewish Chaplains
  • New Orleans Police Department (former assistant chaplain)
  • Rabbinical Council of New Orleans (former member)
  • Temple Emanuel
  • Temple Rodef Shalom


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024)
  • Recipient, Community Service Award, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services (2019)
  • Honoree, Chaplain of the Year, Fairfax County Police Department (2018, 2012)
  • Recipient, First Ba’al Chazon Award for Cantorial Vision, American Conference of Cantors (2017)
  • Honoree, Volunteer of the Year, American Conference of Cantors (2017)
  • Recipient, Chaplain of the Year Team Award, Fairfax County Police Department (2015)
  • Recipient, President’s Annual Call to Service Gold Award for 500 Hours, President Barack Obama (2013)
  • Commendation, Fairfax County Police Department (2011)
  • Recipient, President’s Annual Call to Service Award, President Barack Obama (2011, 2010)
  • Honoree, Lord Fairfax, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (2010)
  • Honoree, Citizen of the Year, Fairfax Resolves Chapter, Virginia Sons of the American Revolution (2008)
  • Recipient, Community Leadership Award, Volunteer Fairfax (2008)
  • Recipient, Lehrman-Pikser Award for Community Service, Jewish Social Services Agency of DC (2008)
  • Recipient, Community Stars Award, Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (2007)
  • Recipient, President’s Volunteer Service Award, President George W. Bush (2006)
  • Recipient, Community Award for Service During 9/11, Kent Gardens Elementary School (2001)
  • Recipient, Shaliach Tzibur Award, American Conference of Cantors
  • Recipient, Valor Award, Fairfax County Police Department

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