Jewish War Veterans
of the United States of America


Department of Michigan

Help us to shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead, and to honor their memory.
JWV Department of Michigan needs your help identifying the graves of our veterans, so we can properly flag them before next Memorial Day. Please click on:
Identify the Grave of a Jewish Veteran.

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, click here, provide your U.S. Mail address, and donate.

Recent Changes:
July 8   - JWV Michigan met US Rep. Elissa Slotkin, discussed Veterans benefits, legislation regarding burn pits and other
               toxic substances, suicide, mental health, and rising anti-Semitism. Pictures have been added to our 2021 slideshow.
July 18 - Added JWV Department of Michigan's Mission Statement under "What We Do"..
Aug 27 - Our Gold Star Book is now digitized and is available from this website.

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)