Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America


Department of Michigan

Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV), chartered in 1896, is the oldest active Veterans Service Organization in the United States. Nationally, JWV is involved in a yearly "March on the Hill" to talk to our Legislators to make sure they know our organization's stand on funding, services, and benefits for all veterans.

JWV Department of Michigan was chartered in July, 1940, and currently consists of Posts 135 (Zussman), 474 (Bale), and 510 (Shapiro-Rose). Our Department helps Veterans through advocacy for better clinics, hospitals, Veterans homes, and Michigan Veteran-friendly legislation. We volunteer at Veterans facilities, support local Veteran activities, and help maintain Veteran plots in local Jewish cemeteries.

Perhaps our most important activity is educating the general community about contributions of Jews to the U.S. military services. We participate in parades and other events to continually remind people that Jews serve this country, and that some of us have also paid the ultimate price.

In Michigan, we are a Jewish Voice for Veterans, a Veteran's Voice for Jews.


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If you would like a poppy, go to Donate Money by Credit Card, select that you do want a poppy sent to your U.S. Mail address, and donate.


Recent Changes:
Nov 22 - The Detroit Jewish News had an article about JWV Department of Michigan. Read it by clicking here.
Dec 1   - Added names & cities to our Gold Star book index page. Links to details for each hero will come later.
Dec 8   - Descendants of Vietnam Vets can get scholarships from VVA Post 9. For details, left click here.            
Dec 18 - A new digital edition of The Jewish Veteran is available on the web.                                                       

Jewish War Veterans of the USA Department of Michigan is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization
following the rules of war veteran organizations as defined by IRC 170 (c)(3)