Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America


Department of Michigan ______________________________________________________________________________________________________




Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV), chartered in 1896, is the oldest active Veterans Service Organization in the United States. Nationally, JWV is involved in a yearly "March on the Hill" to talk to our Legislators to make sure they know our organization's stand on funding, services, and benefits for all veterans.

JWV Department of Michigan was chartered in July, 1940, and currently consists of Posts 135 (Zussman), 474 (Bale), and 510 (Shapiro-Rose). Our Department helps Veterans through advocacy for better clinics, hospitals, Veterans homes, and Michigan Veteran-friendly legislation. We volunteer at Veterans facilities, support local Veteran activities, and help maintain Veteran plots in local Jewish cemeteries.

Perhaps our most important activity is educating the general community about contributions of Jews to the U.S. military services. We participate in parades and other events to continually remind people that Jews serve this country, and that some of us have also paid the ultimate price.

In Michigan, we are a Jewish Voice for Veterans, a Veteran's Voice for Jews.


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If you would like us to mail you a poppy to wear, click here, provide your U.S. Mail address, and donate.


On January 13, 2023, the Ann Arbor V.A. Medical Center renamed their lobby as the Dr. Guy Stern Welcome Center. Congrats to Dr. Guy Stern, WWII veteran (Ritchie Boy) and JWV Post 135 member.


Pictures from the 2023 Ann Arbor Welcome Center dedication have been added to our 2023 slideshow. Using the controls at the top of each page of the slideshow, you can skip over a picture rather than waiting the entire 8 seconds that each picture gets. You can also pause the slideshow on a particular picture for as long as you want, then resume the slideshow. Click here to begin that slideshow. See a video of the ceremony here.


Jewish War Veterans of the USA Department of Michigan is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
following the rules of war veteran organizations as defined by IRC 170 (c)(3)