Jews in the American Military
Hall of Heroes
American Jewish Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Remembering American Jewish Casualties of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, and New Dawn
Honor the Memory of a loved one
Echoes of the Maccabees
Restoring the Temple after WWII
In World War I, Abel Davis commanded the 132nd Infantry. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism at Consenvoye.
Jerry Yellin will join us to tell the incredible true story of the final combat mission of World War II. Nine days after Hiroshima, on the morning of August 15th, two Jewish pilots, Yellin and his wingman 1st Lieutenant Phillip Schlamberg took off from Iwo Jima to bomb Tokyo.
Honor veterans on Veterans Day Shabbat at the museum on Saturday, November 11th. 10am – Noon – Shabbat Service led by Rabbi Michael Bloom Noon – 3pm – Veterans Day Service Project Join us at the museum between to put together care packages for hospitalized veterans. What to bring: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sample Read more about Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum[…]
Private Trachtenberg was shot 12 times in both legs, both thighs and right hand. The next day as his comrades planned to continue the attack, news of the armistice arrived at 8:30am.
To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]
Abie Fox, a Polish émigré and Fort Worth, Texas, coffee shop owner, entered the U.S. Navy in April 1917 and he immediately shipped out for training at the Great Lakes Naval Air Station. He eventually joined the USS Texas as a Fireman Second Class on June 28, 1917.
Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will be closed for the upcoming holiday observances: Thursday and Friday, September 21 – 22 – Rosh Hashana Thursday and Friday, October 5 – 6 – Sukkot Thursday, October 12 – Shemini Atzeret Friday, October 13 – Simchat Torah
The riflemen of Company E were having difficulty identifying where the machine gun fire was coming from. Sergeant Prager had a solution. Give the Germans a clear target. He stood in the window of the house providing the Germans something to shoot at.
A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War Private Harold Epstein Wounded in Grimpette Woods Harold Epstein left Sheffield, Pennsylvania for the Army on February 25, 1918. Epstein was the son of a Russian-immigrant father, one of eight children. He’d graduated from Sheffield High School five years earlier and worked as a Read more about Over There: Harold Epstein[…]