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

2020 Calendar of Holidays and Events

Purple Heart Day

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

August Post Meetings

In-person meetings will not happen in August. However...
Sunday, August 16th at 10AM, Post 474 will hold a WEBEX (video conference) meeting. Call Mark Weiss (248-701-6705) for more information.
Tuesday, August 18th at 8PM, Post 510 will hold a WEBEX (video conference) meeting. Call Bill Glogower (248-914-6988) for more information.

JWV National Convention

Sunday, August 23 thru Thursday, August 27, the National Convention is coming to you (via your computer). Cost is $18 for the entire convention! If you haven't already received info from JWV National, go to their website (

For info about the JWVA National Convention, email Elaine Bernstein (

National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Wednesday, August 26 at 7:30PM, Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg will give a Virtual Tour of the museum. Col. Goldberg will also speak about Jewish-American experiences in the military. A 30 year Air Force veteran, Col. Goldberg is currently a docent and historian at the museum. He flew over 200 combat missions in Southeast Asia, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and 17 Air Medals. Col. Goldberg’s other awards include the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 9 campaign stars.

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, located in Washington, D.C., is part of Jewish War Veterans of the USA. It documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish-Americans to the peace and freedom of the U.S. and educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish-Americans who served in the Armed Forces.

This Virtual Tour is open to the public and is free of charge. Please email for the Zoom link. The program is sponsored by the Judy and Ben Segan Adult Education Fund of Temple Israel of Lawrence (NY).

V-J Day

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

Labor Day

Monday, September 7th we celebrate Labor Day in the USA. Events, if any, will be posted here as they become known.

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.

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.

U.S. Air Force Birthday

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

National POW-MIA Recognition Day

The 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.

Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur

The night of September 27th is Kol Nidre - Erev 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

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






The night of October 2nd begins Sukkot.

Shmini Atzeret

October 10th is Shmini Atzeret, the Eighth Day of Assembly. Light Yizkor candles.

Simchat Torah

October 11th we celebrate reading the final passage of the Torah, and then roll it back to the beginning.

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12th 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

Saturday, October 31st, before you go to bed, reset your clocks back one hour.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 3rd is election day in the USA. Participate in our Democracy. Vote!

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:

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

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 26th is Thanksgiving Day in the USA.

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

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


The night of December 10th, light the first candle on your Menorah. Happy Chanukah to all!
Details bout the JWV Department of Michigan annual Chanukah party will be posted here as they become available.

Trip to V.A. Hospital

Our annual December 25th, trip to Battle Creek VAMC, to provide comfort and support to patients stuck there over the holiday, has already been canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

To update this calendar, contact Mark Weiss at   248-701-6705 or e-mail him at