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
On October 27, 1918, German fire ignited an ammunition dump near Verdun. While exploding shells were seriously wounding his comrades, Private Hyman Silverman jumped into action. He began removing the ammunition even as more exploded around him. Silverman was hit multiple times by grenade explosions.
Fort Worth’s David Carb (1885-1952), a Harvard graduate, poet, and playwright, was among the idealists who romanticized the Great War. In June 1915, two years before America entered the conflict, he was among the dozens of literati to join the American Red Cross Ambulance Service.
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 34th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3rd and 4th). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, Read more about Sunday, June 4th – 34th Annual Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium Walk Weekend[…]
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 56 identified Jewish service people who have given their lives in defense of our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are asking all of the synagogues Jewish organizations throughout our nation to read Read more about May 26th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat[…]
Heavy rains and strong winds whipped across the American trenches lining a hill near the French town of Saint-Mihiel on a mid-September morning in 1918. Sam Raiz fixed his bayonet to his rifle. Along with other members of A Company of the 360th Regiment of the 90th Division Texas Brigade, he began a march towards the heavily fortified German lines.
On Memorial Day, we remember those who gave their lives in service. We ask those around the country to read the names of the Jewish fallen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, these are suggested prayers from our museum chaplain Michael Bloom for religious services, community events and other observances. Eil Maleh Rachamim Read more about Suggested Prayers for Memorial Day[…]
The U.S. entered WWI on April 6, 1917. That night was Erev Pesach. If there were any Passover observances in the tiny American military that day, they would have been small personal affairs. Later that week, the Jewish Welfare Board (initially called the Jewish Board for Welfare Work) was founded to to help manage Jewish affairs Read more about American Passovers in Europe in the First World War[…]
A few photos for March 29th, National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Thank you for your service to all Vietnam vets.
Corporal Herbert Blum sent this Purim card (issued by the Jewish Welfare Board) home to his parents in Jersey City. Blum worked for the Army Air Forces as a cryptographic technician during WWII. He served in Europe with the 327th Signal Company, 8th Air Force in 1944 and 1945. His eloquent and poignant words: “Dear Folks, History repeats Read more about CPL Herbert Blum: Hitler as the Modern Haman[…]
Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront will join us to discuss the World War II experiences of Carl Lavin. Carl Lavin was a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. In his freshman year of college, he joined the reserves, a decision that would take him with the US Read more about April 2nd, 1:00 pm – Frank Lavin – Home Front to Battlefront[…]