Entries by Iryna Apple

JWV Strongly Condemns Anti-Semitic Attack at Chabad in Poway, CA

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. strongly condemns the anti-Semitic shooting that occurred at the Chabad of Poway in Southern California over this last Passover weekend. We mourn with the family of Lori Kaye and pray for healing for those who were victims of this senseless attack.  We wish those who were injured a […]

National Commander Barry Schneider Presents JWV Legislative Priorities before Congress

National Commander Barry Schneider presented JWV’s 2019 legislative priorities before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on March 12. In his testimony, he focused on the need to increase funding for veteran suicide prevention programs and protect student veterans from predatory for-profit colleges. NC Schneider urged the committee to make […]

Jewish War Veterans and AIPAC

COL Nelson L Mellitz, USAF, Ret. The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference 2019 took place March 24-26, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The AIPAC Conference is the largest gathering of American’s pro-Israel community. Through keynote speeches by American and Israeli leaders and educational sessions, Policy Conference delegates participate in the full scale of […]

A Night at the Garden

By Ben Kane The date was February 20, 1939. It was George Washington’s birthday, and the occasion was being celebrated at a Madison Square Garden event in a way that the event planners thought President Washington would approve of. 20,000 attendees packed the building and eagerly awaited the event’s music, the marching, the flags, and […]

The U.S. Space Command of the Future

By COL Nelson L Mellitz, USAF, Retired There is a battle in the Washington D.C. political world and parts of the Pentagon about establishing an independent armed military service for U.S. command of space. This battle over establishing the “Space Force” involves: politics, costs, benefits, and the risks of creating a brand-new service taking resources […]

Veterans Organizations Meet to Discuss Predatory For-Profit Schools

By Ben Kane A high-quality education, a decent paying job, a life that one can be happy with and proud of. These are things that everyone wants. For veterans, however, it’s what they’ve earned. In late March, the non-profit organization Veterans Education Success hosted a meeting be-tween numerous veteran’s organizations—including Jewish War Veterans, and Thomas […]

Sar-El (Volunteers for Israel)

By Harvey Weiner, JWV National Judge Advocate Sometime around 1982 during the Galilee War, my wife and I were asked to host a dinner for a visiting retired Israel Defense Force (IDF) general, who was in the United States recruiting civilian volunteers to come to Israel to help the IDF in support positions. We had […]

Vigil Held for Hebrew Cemetery of Fall River, MA

Hundreds turned out for a vigil Tuesday night at the Hebrew Cemetery of Fall River where 59 gravestones were vandalized with hateful, anti-Semitic messages. The vigil attendees stood shoulder to shoulder, sending a clear message to the vandals who scrawled anti-Semitic graffiti on the headstones and any anti-Semites considering following their footsteps. Hateful phrases on […]

JWV Brotherhood Award Presented to Local Chaplain

Members of the Jewish War Veterans joined with the First Reformed Church of Schenectady and nearly 100 area attendees in the Clark Poling Chapel to honor Rev. Charlene Robbins as the 54th recipient of the Four Chaplains’ Brotherhood Award Sunday, February 24. Albany Post 105 of the Jewish War Veterans has led the effort to […]