The 125th Anniversary of Jewish War Veterans of the USA was March 15th. Oakland County, Michigan sent congratulations; see it here. State of Michigan sent a special tribute; see it here. JWV National put together a brief video history of our 125 years; see it here.
Two JWV members spoke to Hillel Day School classes during their Memorial Day program. Nick Israel (Iraq/Afghanistan) spoke to Gesher (5th/6th Grade). See & hear his talk here. Jerry Manchel (WWII) spoke to Yachad (7th/8th). See & hear his talk here.
Sunday, May 30, JWV Michigan Posts and Auxiliary gathered in the Veterans section of Machpeleh Cemetery for a Memorial service. Rabbi Michael Moskowitz led the service. Watch it at this link.
Pictures from 2021 events. Left click here.
The Veterans Day, 2020 edition of Detroit Jewish News contained a very nice article about JWV Department of Michigan. Read it by clicking here.
During the Novel Coronavirus lockdown of 2020, our Memorial Day service at Machpelah Cemetery on May 25th was limited in size and live-streamed. Rabbi Michael Moskowitz of Temple Shir Shalom led us. See the video here.
Department of Michigan and Auxiliary met by video conference on July 19. Carolyn Normandin of the ADL gave a very interesting presentation on anti-semitism. See the video of the entire meeting here.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek held their 2020 Veterans Shabbat virtually. Speakers included Brigadier General Don Shenk USA (Ret), Captain Aaron Brumbaugh, Captain Don Wagner, and Sgt. Bill Glogower. See the video here.
For pictures from all other JWV 2020 events, left-click here.
On Nov 30th, JWV and Cong Shaarey Zedek students came together to discuss the true meaning of Veterans Day. Read the article here.
Congregation Shaarey Zedek held their Veterans Shabbat on Oct 20th. Speakers included Brigadier General Don Shenk USA (Ret), Department of Michigan Commander Colonel Dr. Ed Hirsch, Captain Dr. Paul Gold, Captain Don Wagner, and Mrs. Elizabeth Tam. See the video here.
For pictures from all 2018 events, left-click here.
Pictures from 2017 events. Left click here.
Pictures from 2016 events. Left click here.
When Federation announced that the Oak Park JCC was closing, JWV needed a new home for our WW2 Veterans of Memory Wall. The Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, stepped up. To view pictures related to moving and re-dedicating our WW2 Veterans of Memory Wall, left click here.
Pictures from our Scholarship Awards ceremony, The Walk for Israel, JWV Auxilliary, Dec 25th Mitzvah Day at the Battle Creek V.A. Hospital, July 3rd Parade, and other events. To view these pictures, left click here.
Pictures from Brotherhood Award, Parades, Shabbat Service, Dedication of the Holocaust Memorial Center, Memorial Service for 4 Chaplains, and Memorial Legacy donation breakfast. Left click here.
Pictures from November 15, 2013 Russian & Jewish War Vets lunch and Oak Park Veterans lunch. Left click here.
A collection of pictures of the JWV Auxiliary. Left click here.
Miscellaneous JWV pictures. Left click here.
Thanks to Brett Mountain for the May 1, 2016 Yom HaShoah program photos.
Thanks to Art Fishman for all of the other photos.