Entries by Iryna Apple

Statement on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

On January 27, 1945 a group of soldiers from the Soviet army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland. Today marks the 75th anniversary of that liberation. The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America calls on Jews and non-Jews around the world to remember the over one million people who were killed at […]

No Longer Missing in America

By Larry Jasper Thanks to the Missing in America program, a special internment ceremony on September 26 brought 12 veterans and five spouses of veterans to their final resting place at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida. The remains of these individuals were unclaimed for as long as 14 years before this ceremony. More than 400 […]

Students, Veterans Celebrate True Meaning of Veterans Day

By Larry Katz Veterans Day events were more than just opportunities for barbeques and family get-togethers for Congregation Shaarey Zedek (CSZ) Religious School students. A new program started this year to ensure students remember and honor Jewish veterans. This joint venture between the CSZ Religious School and the Jewish War Veterans Department of Michigan took […]

Military Women Should Support Deborah Sampson Act

By Sheila Berg Women are the fastest growing demographic in the military today. Most jobs are open to military women, but non-acceptance and barriers persist. Women have served as defenders of this country since the American Revolutionary War. Deborah Sampson disguised herself and enlisted in the Continental Army as Timothy Thayer in Middleborough, Massachusetts. She […]

Post 587’s Honor Flight Trip

By Steve Markman A small group from Post 587 in Dayton, Ohio flew to Washington D.C. as part of an Honor Flight on September 7, 2019. The five post members joined more than one hundred others on the trip. There were six World War II veterans, 13 who fought in Korea, and the rest served […]

Commander Honors Britain’s Jewish Troops

By Harvey Weiner, National Commander Each year the JWV National Commander flies across the pond to participate in a special Remembrance Day ceremony and parade with our British counterpart organization, AJEX. The trip typically includes a stop in Brussels for a two-day briefing at SHAPE and NATO, but the organizers canceled that stop this year […]

Steve Krant

Post: Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 (Dallas, Texas) Military Service: Lt Colonel, USAF Retired (January 1967 to April 1994 — roughly equal parts Active & Reserve) Member Since: 2015 1. Where and when did you serve in the military? – Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ. 1967-69 (various admin & public affairs duties) – Air Force […]

The Bad Rap on Chanukah

By Rabbi Mark L. Winer, JWV National Chaplain Chanukah gets a bad rap. In the Jewish tradition, Chanukah is regarded as a minor holiday. Indeed, for hundreds of years, observant Jews were forbidden from celebrating Chanukah. Those who commemorated the Maccabees’ victory would receive no part of the “World to Come,” according to the Mishnah, […]

JWV Condemns the Anti-Semitic Attack in Jersey City, NJ

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America (JWV) strongly condemns the anti-Semitic attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, which took place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. We mourn the losses of community members Moshe Deutsch and Douglas Miguel Rodriguez and shop owner Mindy Ferencz. We also mourn […]