Below is a list of online programs/events being presented by JWV Posts across the country which are available to other JWV members to view and/or participate.

If you would like to list your program/event, please send an email to the membership department at with the requested information:

1. Date of the event
2. Time of the event (please include your time zone)
3. Description of the event
4. Post #/Department
5. Who to contact at the post to get on the email invite list

October 2020

DATEWednesday , October 28, 2020
TIME7:00 PM Central Time
DESCRIPTION75th Annual Jewish War Veterans (JWV) Department of Minnesota Membership Dinner celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Jewish War Veterans.

Special guests:
• JWV National Commander Jeff Sacks
• National Chief of Staff Robert Nussbaum

Special Guest and Speaker:
• Major General Shawn P. Menke, Adjutant General, Minnesota National Guard.

Major General Menke assumed the duties as Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard in August 2020. He is a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Army ROTC program at the University of North Dakota. He was Commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Aviation branch in May 1991. After attending the Aviation Officer Basic Course and flight school, General Manke was assigned to C Co, 6-159 Aviation Regiment in Giebelstadt, Germany, where he served as an Assault Platoon Leader, Company Operations Officer, and Eagle Flight Detachment Commander while deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort in Northern Iraq. After attending the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, General Manke was assigned to the 4th Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. He served as the Assistant Brigade S3, Division Aviation Liaison Officer, and B Co, 2-4th Aviation Commander.
After leaving the active Army as a Captain, General Manke joined the Minnesota National Guard. Prior to his current assignment, General Manke was the full-time Joint Chief of Staff for the Minnesota National Guard. He has commanded the 2-147th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade while serving in the Minnesota National Guard. General Manke deployed in support of Operation Provide Comfort (Northern Iraq), Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo), and Operation Iraqi Freedom. General Manke most recently served as Assistant Division Commander – Operations for the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.
He is a graduate of the United States Army War College, Command and General Staff College, Aviation Officer Advanced and Basic Course, Air Assault Course and Airborne School.

This event will be livestreamed on Facebook on the JWV Department of MN's Page.
Event Link.
CONTACTDepartment Commander Lou Michaels (
Media and Technology Shawn Davis (

November 2020

DATEThursday, November 5, 2020
DESCRIPTIONGeorge E. Johnson - When One’s Duty and the Right Thing are not the Same: A Vietnam Memoir.

George E. Johnson discusses the moral journey that began as a Jewish Army officer serving in Vietnam.

George E. Johnson is a Washington-based lawyer and writer. Since 2013, he has been a Senior Editor of Moment Magazine, a large-circulation independent American Jewish magazine. In April 2020, Moment published "When One’s Duty and the Right Thing Are Not the Same", in which Johnson, an observant Jew, looks back 50 years on how his Vietnam service as an Army intelligence officer living among Vietnamese villagers changed his life. The article is an excerpt from his Vietnam memoir. Johnson’s Jewish Word columns have appeared periodically in Moment, as have his symposium interviews of dozens of famous Jews, ranging from great rabbis and novelists to concert pianists and Israeli leaders. His symposium-based e-book, What Will the Jewish World Look Like in 2050? was published in 2017. Johnson’s articles on Jewish life also have appeared in The Journal of Jewish Ideas and Ideals, Conservative Judaism, Bnai Brith Magazine, Midstream, and Sh’ma, and have been quoted in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. In addition to his Jewish publications, Johnson practiced law in the energy field for 35 years, retiring from practice in 2011. Along the way, he also served as Research Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Planning and Research of the Synagogue Council of America, authoring numerous studies on Jewish public policy issues.
DEPARTMENT/POSTNational Museum of American Jewish Military History
CONTACTRegister at
DATEWednesday November 11, 2020
TIME10:00 am EST
DESCRIPTIONSCHENECTADY (NY) - Desert Storm Veteran Dr. Paul Knowlton to address JWV members online for Veteran's Day. The Jewish War Veterans of the Capital Region welcome Dr. Paul Knowlton to speak online for a Zoom video teleconference on Veteran's, Day, Dr. Knowlton's topic will be "Coming Home: From Boots to Sneakers," adjusting from military to civilian life. Dr. Knowlton is a clinical Psychologist for the Veterans Administration treating PTSD clients. He holds a Ph.D and MS (with honors). from Binghamton University and a BS (with honors) from the University of Rochester. He is a combat veteran serving six years with the United States Marines and a veteran of Desert Storm.

Members of the community and fellow Jewish veterans interested in JWV membership are welcome to log in and attend.
DEPARTMENT/POSTPost 106, Department of New York
CONTACTThose interested in attending the meeting should register via email with Jewish War Veterans Post 106 Commander Paul Zonderman at or Vice Commander Gene Altman at to get the Zoom link for logging into the speaker program.
DATEWednesday November 11, 2020
TIME7:30 - 8:30 PM, EST
DESCRIPTIONThis virtual program is sponsored by Temple Tiferet Shalom, Lappin Foundation and Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Department of Massachusetts, North Shore Post 220. The community is invited to honor Jewish Veterans on Veterans Day. A panel of Veterans will share reflections of their time in the service, and teens will share insights they gained from interviewing Jewish Veterans. For registration, please go to
DEPARTMENT/POSTNorth Shore Post 220, Department of Massachusetts
CONTACTSusan Feinstein at or 978-740-4431
DATEThursday, November 19, 2020
DESCRIPTIONCurrent Issues in Military Justice

Join us for a conversation with military law scholar Eugene Fidell. He'll address the relationship between civilian government and military law. He'll also discuss the Orders Project which provides volunteer lawyers to military personnel who question the legality of orders.

Eugene R. Fidell is an Adjunct Professor at NYU Law School (Fall 2020), Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, and of counsel at the Washington, DC firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. He graduated from Queens College and Harvard Law School and served as a judge advocate in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1969 to 1972.

He graduated with honor from the Naval Justice School and has represented personnel in every branch of the armed forces as well as the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and NOAA.

Mr. Fidell is a life member of the American Law Institute, president emeritus of the National Institute of Military Justice, and former chair of the Committee on Military Justice of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. Since 2014 he has edited the Global Military Justice Reform blog, His books include Military Justice: Cases and Materials (3d ed. 2020) (co-author) and Military Justice: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2016).

He has served on a variety of U.S. advisory boards, including, most recently, the Executive Review Panel for the comprehensive Review of Navy and Marine Corps Uniformed Legal Communities.
DEPARTMENT/POSTNational Museum of American Jewish Military History
CONTACTRegister at