Entries by Iryna Apple

Reflections of a Jewish Naval Officer

by Rear Admiral (ret) Paul Becker, Post 100 I recently retired from the Navy after 33 years of service in peace, crisis and combat, serving afloat and ashore around the world.  Before sharing my reflections as a Jewish Naval Officer at Tampa’s Temple Schaarai Zedek last month it was important to set the context by […]

Spring 2018 Jewish Warrior Weekend

By CDT Jacob Widman Jewish Warrior Weekend was hosted this semester by Texas A&M University in College Station. This semester, 53 cadets and midshipmen were able to participate in this wonderful event. Events that they were able to participate in include: learning the basics of how to be a lay leader, listen to speeches by […]

Post 1 conducts Megillah reading for Manhattan VA

By Jerry Alperstein Purim was celebrated at the Manhattan VA Medical Center [VAMC] on Purim morning, March 1, with the reading of the Purim Megillah, live Purim music by the MazelTones and hamentashen.  The event was organized by VAMC Jewish Chaplain Rabbi Andrew Scheer and was sponsored by Jewish War Veterans [JWV] Manhattan-Cooper-Lieutenant Colonel Larry […]

Post 256 at the Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship

By Steve Krant, Post Commander 256 The Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 Color Guard was invited to perform opening ceremonies at the Third Annual Dallas Kosher BBQ Championship on a sunny late October 29th morning in the parking lot of presenting sponsor Sunnyland Furniture in far North Dallas. The rapidly growing event merged the […]

22 A Day, No Way!

By Howard Kuker, Post 125 Late one night I read an article about a female Air Force Captain who had committed suicide. She had also been a combat veteran.  Everyone who knew her had thought she was fine. But the sad fact was she suffered from PTSD–a disorder that far too often proves to be […]

Veterans Day 2021

By Herb Rosenbleeth, National Executive Director JWV will be the host organization at the Veterans Day ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery in 2021. It seems far off, however, the time will go quickly! Each year one of the organizations which serves on the Veterans Day National Committee becomes the host organization on Veterans Day at […]

Bridging the Divide: American and Israeli Veterans

By Lance Allen Wang, Editor I have always felt comfortable in the company of fellow Jews, and likewise, I have felt equally comfortable in the company of fellow veterans.   Each time, it is much like a family reunion where I don’t necessarily know anyone, but feel the kinship and know I am among my own.   […]