Entries by Sabrina Fine

Hanukkah In Iraq

By Ben Kane, Programs Assistant A well-known fact among the international Jewish community is that sometimes observing Jewish traditions and a Jewish lifestyle can be difficult. For Jewish American military service members overseas, this difficulty stems from a variety of sources. It can come from anti-Semitic fellow service members, from being in a country that […]

Hanukkah at Sea

By Sabrina Fine, Communications Intern During the gentle sway of the ship, three of us huddled in the library aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and lit a menorah.  It was a moment of normalcy during a deployment that felt long and stressful.  We were three different ranks and had three very different […]

The Weight-Lifting Rabbi of Vietnam

By Anna Selman On the Jewish plaque at Chaplain’s Hill, there reads a name: Rabbi Morton H. Singer, USA 17 December 1968.  Weeks later, an article appeared in the Jewish Telegraph Agency titled, “NY Chaplain Killed in Vietnam, Buried in Israel”.  Those eight words encapsulated the death of Rabbi Morton Singer.  However, the story of […]

Jewish Veteran exits race to deal with PTSD

By Sabrina Fine, Communications Intern He was blindfolded, talking and able to piece together an AR-15 rifle. You may remember seeing Missouri Democrat Jason Kander’s viral ad for the U.S. Senate in September 2016. Kander’s experiences in the military are also what have recently caused him to drop out of the race for Mayor of […]

Post 256’s Homeless Veterans Barbeque

By Steve Krant, Post 256 Commander (DALLAS – September 6, 2018) For the fourth year in-a-row, Dr. Harvey J. Bloom Post 256 and Auxiliary served a delicious barbecue lunch with all the usual trimmings to more than 100 homeless veterans on the campus of the Dallas Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Weeks before the event, […]

City Street Sign Dedicated to Local Jewish War Veteran

By Ron Markowitz & Marian Schwartz, Post 625 POUGHKEEPSIE N.Y. – A sign honoring Pvt. Herman Siegel was dedicated on the corner of Forbus and May Streets in the City of Poughkeepsie, signifying the culmination of several years of planning between Jewish War Veterans Post #625 and the City of Poughkeepsie.  Pvt. Siegel was the first […]