Reminder: Anything that JWV Department of Michigan is invited to, JWV Ladies Auxiliary is also invited to.

2019 Calendar

No Post Meetings In August

Historically, JWV Posts do not meet in August because it conflicts with the annual JWV 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.

JWV Department of Michigan will walk/ride in the Hamtramck Polish Day parade on Labor Day. Uniform is JWV hat, short-sleeve white shirt, grey slacks, black shoes. Walkers/riders may carpool to Hamtramck. Carpoolers will meet in front of Planet Fitness (10 Mile Rd & Coolidge, Oak Park) alongside the 10 Mile side of the parking lot. Carpool will depart from there promptly at 12:10pm. Parade starts moving at 1:30. To drive directly, call Mark Weiss (248-701-6705) for parade assembly info. Go to www.polishdayparade.com for more details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 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.

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.

The Victory Gala

Saturday, October 12 5:30PM - 10PM. The Victory Gala is the annual fundraising event for Michigan WW II Legacy Memorial. It features a catered strolling dinner, live and silent auction and The Victory Awards, all amid over 81,000 square feet of historical automotive displays. Go to this link for location, ticket prices, and more information.

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.

Ladies Auxiliary - JWV Archives Visit

Monday, October 28th at 10am, the Ladies Auxiliary will visit the JWV Archives at Temple Beth El on Telegraph & 14 Mile Rd. This meeting is just before the November 8 packing of holiday boxes for deployed troops by the West Point Parents Club of Michigan. This is a perfect time to collect donations. No liquids and no clothing items. If you are in doubt about what can be collected, contact Sheri Katzman.

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.
November 9th Shabbat Service at Shaarey Zedek honoring Veterans. Please wear your JWV hat.
November 16th Shabbat Service at Temple Shir Shalom honoring Veterans. Please wear your JWV hat.
Other events are scheduled by Temples, Synagogues, and Municipalities just prior to Veteran's Day. Those events, dates, times, and locations will be announced here as they become known. Please wear your JWV hat, unless attending a secular Shabbat event.

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.

2020 Calendar of Holidays and Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Third Monday in January the USA honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

International Holocaust Remebrance Day

Jan 27th is United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day. Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day is April 21st this year.

Four Chaplains Day

February 3rd is the anniversary of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester by a German U-boat in 1943. Rabbi Alexander Goode, along with Protestant chaplains Rev. John Washington and Rev. Clark Poling, and Catholic priest Rev. George Fox gave up their life jackets so that soldiers being transported to the front might live. In 1988, Congress officially declared Feb 3rd to be Four Chaplains Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff, if possible. The full story of the Four Chaplains can be read here.

Tu B'Shevat

February 10th is Tu B'Shevat - New Year for purposes of counting the age of Trees, for tithing (fruit from trees may not be eaten during the first three years; the fourth year's fruit is for G-d, and after that, you can eat the fruit).

No Post Meetings In February

Historically, we do not meet in February because it conflicts with the annual JWV National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

Presidents Day

Third Monday in February the USA honors Presidents Washington and Lincoln.

Daylight Savings Time

Sunday, March 8th begins Daylight Savings Time. Move your clocks forward.

Purim

March 10th begins Purim - commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman.

Medal of Honor Day

March 25th each year is Medal of Honor Day. Fly your flag, proudly.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

March 29th each year is National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Fly your flag proudly.

Gold Star Spouses Day

April 5th of each year is Gold Star Spouses Day. Honor the spouses of those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Army Day

April 6th of each year is Army Day. Fly your flag proudly.

Passover

Wednesday night April 8th is the 1st Passover Seder. Thursday, April 16th is Yizkor (light candles Wednesday night).

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah)

Tuesday, April 21st is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Events will be announced here as they are identified.

Israel Memorial Day (Yom HaZikaron)

Tuesday, April 28th is Memorial Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism

Israel Independence Day (Yom HaAtzmaut)

Wednesday, April 29th is Israel Independence Day.

V-E Day

May 8th we celebrate the end of World War II in Europe.

Mother's Day

Sunday, May 10th is Mother's Day. Enjoy quality time with family.

Armed Forces Week

The 2nd Saturday thru 3rd Sunday in May is Armed Forces week - prime Poppy selling time. Armed Forces Day is the final Saturday of Armed Forces Week.

Lag B'Omer

Tuesday, May 12th is Lag B'Omer. Communities may celebrate Lag B'Omer by having bonfires for family and friends, while some people may choose to get married on this day. This is because mourning practices that occur during the Omer period are lifted on this date.

U.S. Memorial Day

Monday, May 25th is Memorial Day in the USA. JWV Michigan events will be announced here when they have been confirmed.

Shavuot

Thursday night, May 28th is Erev Shavuot. Saturday, May 30th is Yizkor (light candles Friday night).

Scholarship Applications Close

May 30th is generally the last day that scholarship applications will be accepted. For more information on scholarships, click here.

D-Day

June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day.

U.S. Flag Day

June 14th is Flag Day in the USA. If you have any worn-out US Flags and want to dispose of them in a respectful way, we can help you. Each year, JWV-Michigan participates with other Veteran Service Organizations in a state-wide Flag Day disposal event. Please contact us.

Fathers Day

The third Sunday in June is Fathers Day.

U.S. Independence Day

July 4th is Independence Day in the USA. JWV Michigan events will be announced here when they have been confirmed.

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.

V-J Day

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

Labor Day

First Monday in September we 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

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

Rosh Hashonah

The night of September 18th begins Rosh Hashonah; September 19th is the first day. Happy New Year to all of our members, friends, and relatives.

Kever Avot

The Sunday between Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur 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.

Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur

The night of September 27th 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.

Gold Star Mothers Day

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

 

 

 

 

Sukkot

The night of October 2nd begins Sukkot.

Shmini Atzeret

The night of October 9th begins Shmini Atzeret, the Eighth Day of Assembly. Light Yizkor candles.

Simchat Torah

The night of October 10th we celebrate reading the final passage of the Torah, and then roll it back to the beginning.

Columbus Day

2nd Monday in October we celebrate Columbus Day.

U.S. Navy Birthday

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

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 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.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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

Hannukah

The night of December 10th, 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.