Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

National Museum of American Jewish Military History Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

with Congressional Visit

Spring 2008

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH) will celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month by hosting an evening reception for members of Congress, including members of the House Armed Services and Veterans Affairs Committees, on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 7:45 PM. The reception is being coordinated through the office of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).

American Jews have served in the defense of our land from the beginnings of Jewish life in America in 1654, when Asser Levy won the right to stand guard in Nieuw Amsterdam, and they have served in every conflict through today's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is most fitting that these Members of Congress celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month with a visit to the Museum that commemorates these more than 300 years of military service.

Museum President, Past National Commander Robert M. Zweiman, and Museum Director and National Executive Director of JWV, Col. Herb Rosenbleeth, will provide greetings, and President Zweiman will introduce the group to the Museum's exhibitions and goals.

The presentation will be followed by a tour of the museum exhibits, including Women in the Military, Captain Joshua Goldberg Chapel, General Julius Klein, Rescue and Renewal, and The 75th Anniversary of the Jewish War Veterans' Protest March Against Nazi Germany, led by NMAJMH Docent Richard Rosenzweig and a "behind the scenes" look at some of the museum's most interesting artifacts led by Collections Assistant Mike Rugel.

The NMAJMH welcomes the Congressional delegation and looks forward to sharing our collections and our history with them.


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