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 us to mail you a poppy to wear, click here, provide your U.S. Mail address, and donate.


Congrats to Arthur Fishman, WWII veteran, JWV Post 510 member, and
Michigan Commander's Group Veteran of the Year!

Award picture will be posted in late September.


April 20th-30th, 2023, JWV leads it's 33rd annual mission to Israel.

We visit historical, religious, and military sites including the Western Wall, Masada, Yad Vashem, Bethlehem, Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum, and a hidden bullet factory. Meet with TZEVET for an Israeli Defense Force briefing, plant a tree, take a dip in the Red Sea!

This trip is NOT limited to Jewish Veterans; any veteran, any civilian can come with us, so bring your family & friends.

For more details, costs, an itinery, and a printable application form, click here.


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)