The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

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

Past Visitors

Women's Role in American History Reexamined, Celebrated - Bernice Baumel

Pictured are Museum Collections Assistant Mike Rugel, Museum Docent Marcie Waldstreicher, Bernice Baumel and great niece Jill Baumel

Bernice (Baumel) Harwood enlisted in the WAVES in 1944 and signed up as a hospital corpsman and became trained as one of only eight Acrylic Eye Illustrators in the United States. Pictured here at a recent visit to the museum with Museum Collections Assistant Mike Rugel, Museum Docent Marcie Waldstreicher and great niece Jill Baumel. Read her story on page 44 of the Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective catalog.

Visit from the Israeli Embassy

Pictured are Minister Public Diplomacy Noam Katz, Museum Director Col.  Herb Rosenbleeth and Director of Strategic Outreach of the Embassy of Israel Deydra B. Cavazos

Noam Katz, Minister Public Diplomacy, and Deydra B. Cavazos, Director of Strategic Outreach of the Embassy of Israel with Museum Director Col. Herb Rosenbleeth touring our exhibits. The two organizations also met to discuss co sponsorship opportunities.

"...Remember, Honor and Teach" - mission of Wreaths Across America "...Documents, Preserves and Educates" - mission of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Shown in picture one  are (from left to right), WAA Chairman Wayne and Ann Hanson, Judith and JWV National Commander Sheldon Ohren, and WAA Co-founders Karen and Morrill Worcester viewing the Mother's Grief exhibit.

Co-Founders of Wreaths Across America Morrill and Karen Worcester and Chairman Wayne Hanson and wife Ann shared the day with staff and leadership. We look forward to working together in honoring our veterans.

Shown in picture two are (from left to right), WAA Chairman Wayne Hanson, Museum President Norman Rosenshein, WAA Co-Founders Karen and Morrill Worcester, JWV National Commander Sheldon and wife Judith Ohren, Museum Director Herb Rosenbleeth with  Collections Assistant  and the day's tour guide, Mike Rugel viewing items in the Hidden Treasures exhibit.

A Sunday Visit to the Museum

Members of the Samuel Gompers - Benjamin Franklin Masonic Lodge # 45 in Washington DC took advantage of the Sunday museum hours and brought friends and family. JWV/ Museum Member/ Docent Dr. Sheldon Goldberg led the tour adding interesting insights of his own tour of duty in combat as an F-4 Weapons Systems Officer with the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Nite Owls) of the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing (Wolfpack) at Ubon, Thailand, the only night-dedicated fighter squadron in the U.S. Air Force. Thank you for visiting! If your Lodge or Synagogue or Club wishes to join us at the Museum on a Sunday, please contact Mike Rugel at (202)265-6280 x104 or and find out what we have to offer.

Texans Come to DC

Kit and brother Hunter, all the way from Pipe Creek Texas, visited the museum. Dressed in uniforms used for museum study they traveled the exhibits in style answering questions posed to them in the museum 'treasure hunt' game. They left with a firm knowledge that Jews served (and do still serve) in America's armed forces. As a thank you, each student received books on Jewish military service for their school library. Thank you for visiting Kit and Hunter. We loved having you.

If your school is planning a trip to Washington, DC this summer, come visit us. Please call (202) 265-6280 for a scheduled tour.

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