Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

June 22, 2011

Attendees: PNC Robert M. Zweiman, NJ, Coordinating Committee Chairman; NC Steve Zeitz, PA; Maxwell Colon, CA; PNC Warren Dolny, NY; Elliot Donn, CT; Jerry Faris, PA; PNC Sam Greenberg, PA; Alfred Herpe, CA; Joe Kraut, SE; Mike London, TALO; PNC Monroe Mayer, NY; David Rivkin, NY; PNC Norman Rosenshein, NJ; Helen Van Clief, NY

Staff: NED Herb Rosenbleeth; DOO Larry Richardson; Megan Pusecker, Greg Byrne

Subject: The Manual of Ceremonies

  • The Manual of Ceremonies is the third section in the Blue Book, and is a valuable

    • Part 1 sets forth rituals for meeting and installations.
    • Part 2 gives information on funeral and memorial services.
    • Part 3 sets forth the duties of officers and the Sabbath policy.
    • The Appendix deals with flag guidelines, prayers, and the JWV song.

  • A copy of the Manual of Ceremonies can be purchased from National office, or it can be downloaded directly from the JWV website (
  • Question on Jewish Chaplains monument - National office will investigate.
  • Suggestion to change the installation oath to "swear or affirm." This proposal will be considered by the NEC.
  • Discussion on proper flag procedure. Please see attached document for guidelines on saluting the flag.
  • Discussion on printing the Blue Book larger, the National office will continue to print the Blue Book in the large 8½" x 11" format.
  • Question on security of internet and liability policy.