Reminder: Any Service or Ceremony that JWV Department of Michigan is invited to, the Auxiliary is also invited to.

2019 Calendar

Detroit Tigers Veterans Night

Tuesday, June 25th at 7pm, the Tigers are offering veterans and their families and friends discounted rates on lower-deck baseline box seats. Call Michelle Fields (313-471-2221) for more information and/or tickets.

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

On Wednesday, June 26th at 7pm, the Zussman Post of JWV Auxiliary will meet at the home of Diane Jacobs. Call Diane (248-396-8620) for further info and/or directions.

U.S. Independence Day

Thursday, July 4th is Independence Day in the USA.
Jewish War Veterans Department of Michigan will participate once again in the Oak Park parade.

We will gather in the Shopping Center on the Northwest corner of 9 Mile and Coolidge, along the North side of
O'Reilly Auto Parts. Be there by 10:30.

The parade route is approximately 1 mile; up to 4 cars will be trailing our walkers, in case someone wants to attend but cannot walk.

"Uniform" for summer parades is (weather permitting): JWV hat, white short-sleeve shirt, gray slacks, and black shoes.
No Tee-shirts or shorts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Post Meetings

Sunday, July 21st, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd. Posts meet at 10am. There will be a film during the Department-wide meeting following the Post meetings; a documentary called "Memories From The Greatest Generation" consisting of stories about 8 Jewish WWII Veterans. All were in high school when the war began. All found themselves being sent into Harms way two years later. Many historic events such as D Day, The Battle of the Bulge, the execution of Mussolini, racial segregation in the Army, the contributions of Japanese American solders and the liberation of concentration camps are relived during this film.

Maccabi Games in Detroit

August 4-9 the Maccabi games and artfest will be in Detroit. For more info go to: https://maccabidetroit2019.com/.

Purple Heart Day

August 7th is Purple Heart Day - a day to honor the brave men and women who have served for our country and were either wounded in battle or paid the ultimate sacrifice.

No Post Meetings In August

Historically, we do not meet in August because it conflicts with the annual JWV National Convention.

Hazon Michigan Jewish Food Festival

Sunday, August 18th, 11AM - 4PM, Hazon's 4th Annual Jewish Food Festival will be in Shed 5 of Detroit's Eastern Market. JWV Michigan will have a table there.

Jewish War Veterans National Convention

August 18 (8am) through August 23 (5pm), the JWV National Convention will be held in Richmond, Virginia - which is WITHIN 1-DAY DRIVING DISTANCE of us. Make your voice heard on the National level - attend! For more info see: https://www.jwv.org/programs/building-membership/national-convention/.

 

 

V-J Day

September 2nd we celebrate the end of World War II hostilities in Japan.

Labor Day

Monday, September 2nd we also celebrate Labor Day in the USA.

Patriot Day

September 11th is Patriot Day. Events will be listed here as they become known to us. JWV members, please wear your JWV hat.

Constitution Day

September 17th is the anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Events will be listed here as they become known to us. JWV members, please wear your JWV hat.

U.S. Air Force Birthday

September 18th we celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Air Force.

National POW-MIA Recognition Day

September 20th, the third Friday of September, is National POW-MIA Recognition Day. Our blessings go to all who have not returned from all of our worldwide conflicts.

September Post Meetings

Sunday, September 22nd, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd. Posts meet at 10am.

Kever Avot

Sunday, September 22nd is our traditional day to visit the gravesites of parents and other loved ones. Many cemeteries that are locked-up all year are opened on this day. Don't expect them to stay unlocked all day; some will re-lock at 1PM.

Gold Star Mothers Day

Sunday, September 29th is Gold Star Mothers Day. Honor the mothers of those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Rosh Hashonah

The night of September 29th begins Rosh Hashonah; September 30th is the first day. Happy New Year to all of our members, friends, and relatives.

Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur

The night of October 8th is Kol Nidre - the beginning of Yom Kippur; light Yizkor candles. We hope that all of our friends and relatives have an easy fast. If you intend to build a sukkah, start immediately after Yom Kippur.

Sukkot

The night of October 13th begins Sukkot.

U.S. Navy Birthday

October 13th is the birthday of the U.S. Navy.

Columbus Day

October 14th we celebrate Columbus Day.

October Post Meetings

Sunday, October 20th, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd. Posts meet at 10am.

Shmini Atzeret

The night of October 20th is Erev Shmini Atzeret. Light Yizkot candles.

Simchat Torah

The night of October 21st we celebrate reading the final passage of the Torah, and then roll it back to the beginning.

Navy Day

October 27th of each year is Navy Day. Fly your flag proudly.

Fall Back - Daylight Savings Time Ends

1st Saturday night in November, before you go to bed, reset your clocks back one hour.

Kristallnacht Anniversary

November 9th is the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht. Never forget.

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday, U.S. Marine Corps

Nov 10th is the birthday of our Marine Corps, founded in 1775.

Veteran's Day Events

Nov 11th is Veteran's Day. Freebies and/or discounts for Veteran's Day can be found at: http://www.military.com/veterans-day/restaurants-veterans-day-military-discounts.html.

Events are scheduled by Temples, Synagogues, and Municipalities just prior to Veteran's Day. Those events, dates, times, and locations will be announced through meeting minutes as they become known. Unless the event is scheduled on Shabbat, please wear your JWV hat.

November Post Meetings

Sunday, November 17th, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd. Posts meet at 10am.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 7th is The Date That Will Live In Infamy.

December Post Meetings

Sunday, Dec 15th, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd. Posts meet at 10am. Following our usual meetings, we will have our annual Chanukah Party/Brunch at 11:30.

Hannukah

The night of December 22nd, light the first candle on your Menorah. Happy Chanukah to all!

Trip to Battle Creek V.A. Hospital

On December 25th, our annual trip to provide comfort and support to residents of the Battle Creek V.A. hospital leaves via bus from the parking lot of Temple Beth El (14 Mile and Telegraph, Birmingham, Michigan) promptly at 8 A.M. Be there by 7:45 A.M. or risk missing the bus. Please wear your JWV hat. The bus returns between 4 and 4:30 P.M.

 

To update this calendar, contact Mark Weiss at   248-701-6705 or e-mail him at   webmaster@jwv-mi.org.