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

2020 Calendar of Holidays and Events


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

Scholarship Applications Close

May 31st is generally the last day that scholarship applications will be accepted. For more information on scholarships, click here.


June 6th is the anniversary of D-Day.

U.S. Flag Day

Sunday, 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

Sunday, June 21st is Fathers Day.

June Post Meetings and Department Annual Convention

Sunday, June 28th, all 3 Posts within Department of Michigan will meet at Temple Shir Shalom, SE corner Orchard Lake Rd and Walnut Lake Rd, in West Bloomfield. Posts meet at 10am. Department Annual Convention will follow, including election of 20120-21 Department officers.

U.S. Independence Day

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

Tisha B'Av

Wednesday, July 29th is Erev Tisha B'Av.

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, JWV Michigan 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 7th 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.

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 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!

Trip to V.A. Hospital

On December 25th, our annual trip to provide comfort and support to patients at a V.A. hospital. Wear your JWV hat but otherwise dress comfortably. More details to follow.

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