Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America


The Benefits of Membership in JWV

JWV Members Enjoy:

  • Comradeship, social events and support in times of need
  • Annual meetings with major speakers, educative seminars, stimulating workshops, entertainment, tours and banquets
  • Access to insurance products designed for JWV Members

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  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union membership
  • International JWV Assembly Meetings in Israel
  • Veterans' Service Offices throughout the nation, representing veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs in benefit disputes
  • A network of volunteers providing needed services in VA hospitals
  • Advocacy for veterans' entitlements, civil rights, Jewish issues, etc.
  • National Committee Meetings that can be attended from anywhere in the country via an extensive teleconference schedule
  • Informative reporting on Jewish and veterans' issues through our national publication, The Jewish Veteran
  • Guidance in preparing personal oral histories of your military experiences
  • An audio-visual library, complete with JWV-produced films
  • Access to extensive supply department

JWV Community Supports Include:

  • Education grants for worthy high school graduates who are children and grandchildren of JWV members and grants for student - athletes
  • Graduation gifts and recognition for military cadets at service academies
  • Special care and attention to active duty Jewish service persons and their families
  • Work with other veterans' service organizations to protect the rights of veterans
  • Donations of Jewish Bibles, ritual needs and foodstuff to members of the Armed Forces
  • Representation to the VA and housing options for transitioning veterans following drug treatment programs
  • Disaster Relief Program to assist victims of natural disasters
  • Seek just recognition, awards and medals for deserving service persons
  • National Reward Fund for the apprehension of anti-Semitic and racist vandals
  • Sponsorship of Boy Scout Troops, recognition of Eagle Scouts
  • Program combating anti- Israel sentiment on college campuses

JWV Supports Our Fellow Jews in Israel Through:

  • Sponsorship of Allied Veterans' Missions to Israel for non - Jewish veteran leaders
  • JWV registered representative at the U.N. who monitors resolutions and rulings
  • Affiliated With JWV

    • JWV supports the National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH)
    • Museum traveling exhibits include "A Salute to Jewish Military Chaplains," "GIs Remember : Liberating the Concentration Camps," "Commodore Uriah P. Levy: An American, A Sailor, and a Jew," "Hall of Heroes," "Rescue and Renewal," and "Candid Moments in the Military"
    • Museum exhibits include " Hidden Treasures: Selections from our Collection," "Major General Julius Klein: His Life and Work," " Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective, " " Gold Star Mothers," "Hall of Heroes," and "Rescue & Renewal : GIs and Displaced Persons"
    • JWV and NMAJMH members enjoy special exhibit openings, receptions and tours
    • JWV and NMAJMH members support the Rabbi Joshua Goldberg Chapel and the Alvin A. Hyman Memorial Interactive Yarzheit Display
    • JWV encourages support for the JWV National Ladies Auxiliary