Entries by Iryna Apple

80 Organizations Request Clarification about Illegality of Hateful SFSU Departmental Facebook Posts

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) is calling on Chancellor Timothy White of San Francisco State University to provide some answers about Facebook posts that violate California Education Code 89005.5.  While JWV is pleased with President Mahoney’s efforts to create a welcoming campus climate for Jewish students, there are still images from AMED […]

Harvey Weiner Elected National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is delighted to announce that Harvey Weiner was elected National Commander at the 124th Annual National Convention in Richmond, Virginia. Harvey served as the National Judge Advocate since 2013.  He previously served on the National Executive Committee, as Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Committee and as Vice President of the […]

JWV strongly condemns the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH

JWV strongly condemns the mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of these horrific acts of white national terrorism.  For those injured, we pray for quick and complete recoveries. JWV urges Congress and local and state governments to take action, legislatively and  administratively, to […]

Aaron Scheinberg

Post: Col. Irving Heymont Post 299 Current Residence: Hedgesville, WV Military Service: West Point class of ’03 (Mickey Marcus award recipient from JWV), United States Army, Infantry Platoon Leader and Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq (OIF 05-07) with 2-8 Infantry, 4th ID Member Since Year: 2003 1. What drove you to join the military? The […]

Homeless Veterans In America

By Dr. Marsha Schjolberg, CAPT, MSC, USN (Retired) In the last issue of The Jewish Veteran, it was reported that suicide prevention and homelessness among veterans are the top two issues that the VA is focused on eliminating. Clearly, these issues are interrelated. We all know that despair and a sense of emptiness hastens the […]

The National League of Families

By Herb Rosenbleeth The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia will be turning 50 next year. The League’s sole mission, fully supported for decades by JWV, is “to obtain the release of all prisoners, the fullest possible accounting for the missing and repatriation of all recoverable remains of those […]

Erase the Hate: Don’t Let the Ink Define You

By Harrison Heller HBO has a fairly new documentary series titled VICE. Each hour-long episode features 1 or 2 stories that do not get much coverage in the mainstream news. Their most notable episode was their report on the ‘Unite the Right’ march in Charlottesville, VA. This event brought America’s ugly side back to the […]

Self, Mission, and Action

What unbelievably frustrating times. On the one hand, we live in the freest country that has ever existed; despite its flaws. Flaws are not the surprise. After all, we are human. Freedom is. It’s not typical at all of governments to be by and for the people, yet that’s what the USA has been successful […]