The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

1811 R Street NW, Washington, D.C 20009. | 202-265-6280 | |

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The museum’s core exhibit, Jews in the American Military, shows Jewish participation in the American military from 1654 to today. Artifacts from a Revolutionary War rifle to the uniform of a casualty of the War in Iraq along with photos, video, and interactive media illustrate the experiences of those Jews who have worn the uniform of our country.

Jews in the American Military Exhibit

Welcome to The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

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NMAJMH News & Special Announcements

What's happening at the Museum?

Holiday Closures
The museum will be closed November 26th and 27th
in observance of Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Events

Hanukkah Party

Thursday, December 10 – Annual Hanukkah Party

Join us at our annual Hanukkah Party for latkes, jelly doughnuts, gelt and song! We'll eat, play games and sing. We'll also explore some of the facts and myths about Hanukkah and look at the ways Jews in the American military have continued the tradition of the Maccabees.

Tour the museum at 6:00 before the party begins at 6:30.

Musicians to lead us in song:
Dan Levine - bassoon
Robin Schultz - flute

Hanukkah gifts for the winners of our dreidel spinning contest!

Admission is free!

Bring your own Hanukkah menorah for a group lighting.

In the spirit of Hanukkah, we are collecting gifts of winter accessories to be donated to veterans in need.

Tuesday Nights Class Series at NMAJMH
Jewish Life in the Military - Three Perspectives
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Study Center

Steven Rein

December 1, 7:00 pm - Military Ethics From a Jewish Perspective: A Chaplain’s View.

Instructor Steven I. Rein is Rabbi of Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, VA. Since 2005 he has served as a reserve chaplain in the United States Air Force, including at bases in Massachusetts, Colorado, Ohio and locally at Bolling AFB (DC), Langley AFB (VA) and Andrews Joint Base (Maryland). He was promoted to Captain in 2010.

NMAJMH, JSC members $40, others $55/Single Sessions $15/$20
Please register with the Jewish Study Center

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The Future of the NMAJMH

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NMAJMH's Yahrzeit Program

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Remembrance Walk

The Remembrance Walk waits for engraved pavers!

Be a part of this worthwhile endeavor by purchasing a paver with a customized inscription commemorating a comrade, friend, or loved one. So far more than 250 beautiful commemorative bricks have been set on the pathway leading up to our door! Our Remembrance Walk allows museum visitors and supporters to recognize the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the preservation of peace and freedom in the United States of America. Order form

Certificate Program

Make a donation to the museum in honor or in memory of someone important to you, and we will send that person (or their loved ones) a certificate with a personalized message from you. Whether you want to recognize a life, a birthday, an anniversary, or a special accomplishment, we will create a customized certificate for any occasion. We offer a variety of sizes and presentations and we can also send you or your organization blank certificates to fill in and hand out at your own convenience. Certificate order form

Museum Hours

Mon - Fri: 9AM to 5PM

Closed Sat and most Jewish and Federal holidays

Open Sunday for 6 or more people by appointment only

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Joseph Zoldan, PNC President

Meet the President of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History