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

2019 Calendar

December Post Meetings & Chanukah Party

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, in West Bloomfield. Posts meet at 10am. Following our usual meetings, our annual Chanukah Party/Brunch will begin at 11:00. Post member and spouse/significant-other paid for by the member's Post. Additional guests/Auxiliary $15 each. Headcounts are necessary before the food is ordered! Please RSVP to your Post Commander or to the Auxiliary President.

Chanukah

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. The bus generally returns between 4:10 and 4:30 P.M. Wear your JWV hat. Dress comfortably and casually.

2020 Calendar of Holidays and Events

January Post and Department-Wide Meetings

Sunday, January 12th, 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-wide meeting will follow.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 20th, the USA honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

International Holocaust Remebrance Day

Monday, January 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 February 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

Monday, 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

Monday, February 17th, the USA honors Presidents Washington and Lincoln. Lincoln's actual birthday was Feb 12th. Washington's actual birthday is Feb 18th.

Daylight Savings Time

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

Purim

Monday night, March 9th, is Erev Purim - commemorating the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman. Shushan Purim is Wednesday, March 11th.

March Post and Department-Wide Meetings

Sunday, March 15th, 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-wide meeting will follow.

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).

Thomas Jefferson's Birthday

Monday, April 13th is the birthday of Thomas Jefferson.

Tax Day

Wednesday, April 15th is the final day to file US Taxes.

April Post and Department-Wide Meetings

Sunday, April 19th, 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-wide meeting will follow.

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

Saturday, May 9th begins Armed Forces week - prime Poppy selling time. Armed Forces Day is the final Saturday (May 16th) 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.

May Post and Department-Wide Meetings

Sunday, May 17th, 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-wide meeting will follow.

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.

Sunday, May 24th, the St Clair Shores Memorial Day parade steps off at 1PM. JWV Department of Michigan will again participate. Stay tuned for details.

Monday, May 25th JWV Department of Michigan will once again honor the fallen at special services held xxAM in Machpeleh Cemetery (Ferndale) and xxPM in Hebrew Memorial Cemetery (Mt Clemems). Service times will be filled-in, later.

Shavuot

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.

D-Day

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.

 

 

 

 

Sukkot

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: 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.

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.

Hannukah

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.

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