Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

National Awards

With 250 echelons across the country, our members volunteer-work presents itself in a variety of forms. Departments throw parties for wounded veterans. Posts collaborate with other VSOs to fundraise for veterans in assisted living. Adjutants spend hours crafting newsletters and Facebook invitations. And good work deserves recognition! That is why the National Awards Committee gathers every year at National Convention to deliberate and award the hard work of our members.

National Awards are divided into two categories – awards you apply for and awards that are bestowed. While we previously categorized awards by echelon, we have simplified to one award for each good work. For example, we now give a single award for the greatest promotion of Americanism to whichever Post, Council or Department is most deserving. Note that a few awards are presented to individual members. Review the full Awards Guidelines here.

The National Awards Committee will convene on August 29, 2017 at our 122nd National Convention in San Antonio, Texas. To apply for awards, submit by the following deadlines:

  • July 21, 2017 by 5:00pm EST:
    • Submissions for award 8 must be sent via mail or email to Membership Coordinator Mara Sherman.
    • Submissions for award 12 must be submitted via email to Mara Sherman. Electronic submission ONLY.
  • August 29, 2017 by 9:30am: All other application submissions are due to the National Awards Committee. Deliver to JWV’s onsite office at National Convention.

We encourage ALL members and echelons to submit applications for National Awards! What better way to share with others what are members do than publicizing our award winners and their stories?

Read the Awards Guidelines and Instructions carefully. Awards submissions are accepted only if ALL instructions are followed.