Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America


Department of Michigan

The Jewish War Veterans, chartered in 1896, is the oldest active Veterans Service Organization in the U.S.A. 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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Recent Changes:
May 25 - Our Memorial Day service at Machpelah Cemetery in Ferndale, Michigan, was live-streamed. View it here.
May 27 - Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency stakeholders meeting of 5/21 can be seen and heard at this link.
May 29 - Added 2020 pictures to our slideshows, also added 11-30-2019 event with CSZ students discussing Veterans Day. See them here.
June 2 - Added a new "Useful Link". Help for Veterans filing a Mesothelioma claim - click on this link.
July 2 - JWV Michigan is using WEBEX for video conference meetings. Click here for links to some WEBEX how-to videos.

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)