What is National Convention?

Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.’s (JWV) Annual Convention is the biggest gathering of Jewish American Military personnel and veterans in this nation.  Hundreds gather from around the country to learn from fellow veterans, to network within the Jewish American military and veteran community and to put their mark on the 2019 Legislative Agenda.

Who Should Attend Convention?

Jewish American Military Personnel

Our Members

Post Commanders

National Leadership

What Will You Learn?

  • Updates on the NDAA and it’s affect on Retirees
  • Updates on life at the Military Academies
  • How to Communicate with Your Department Leadership
  • How Moving Your Meeting Space Will Attract Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
  • Updates on the Tzipi Hotovely Affair
  • How to Revamp Your Post Programming for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans
  • Learn About the VA’s Whole Health for Life Initiative
  • Updates on Jewish Warrior Weekend
  • Updates on our Jewish Gold Star Families
  • Updates on the Salicido Affair
  • Learn About Spouse Employment
  • Advances in Women Healthcare at the VA
  • Learn About Sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat for Your Local Base
  • How to Work With Youth Groups
  • What Life is Like For Jewish Enlisted Members
  • Updates on the Treatment of Israeli Veterans with PTSD
  • How to Fight For Our Blue Water Navy Veterans
  • How We Can Preserve Iraqi Jewish Artifacts
  • And Where We See JWV 5 Years From Now!


Robert Wilkie

Secretary of the VA

BG Cindy Jebb

Dean of Academics at West Point

Congressman Gus Bilirakis

Representative for Florida’s 12th District

Councilman Luis Viera

Representing Tampa District 7

Gabriel Baredes

Israeli Consulate

Don Fried

Military Spouse Corporate Career Network

Rabbi Irv Elson

JWB Jewish Chaplains Council

Rabbi Sanford Dresin

The Aleph Institute

Dr. Jacqueline Paykel

VA’s Whole Health for Life Initiative

Rabbi Mitchell Ackerson

Saving Jewish Iraqi Artifacts

Heidi Shirmberg

COO of Tampa Jewish Federation

Pamela Smith-Beatty

Women Veterans Program Manager

Karen Dawkins

Tampa Jewish Press

Beth Agami

Jewish Gold Star Mother

Jose Reyes

The Salicido Affair

RADM (ret) Harold Robinson

JWW 2018 Speaker

Steve Krant

Dallas Kosher Barbeque

Barry Lischinksy

JWV Membership Chairman

Herb Rosenbleeth

JWV National Executive Director

Jerry Blum

Blue Water Navy Veteran

Marc Wolf

Chairman of Iraq & Afghanistan Committee

Harvey Weiner

Wills For Veterans

Jennifer Brande

Iraq Veteran

Sheila Berg

Jewish Women in the Military Committee

Maxwell Colon

Veteran Resource for the San Diego Jewish Community

David Magidson

The Tzipi Hotovely Affair

Norman Rosenshein

Chairman of the JWV Coordinating Committee

Robert Max

Visiting Jewish Troops at Fort Benning