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
Stretch your legs and your mind during the 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 2 and 3, 2018). 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, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge. National Read more about 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3, 2018)[…]
The National Museum of American Jewish Military History presently lists 57 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 25th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat[…]
In January, 1918, Corporal Frank Abramson, U.S. Marine Corps, saw Navy Yeoman J.C. Mullaney fall from his ship into the freezing cold waters of the New York Bay off the 35th Street Pier in Brooklyn. Fully clothed in his winter Marine Corps uniform, Abramson demonstrated his heroism when he leaped in after him.
After the Sunday, May 6 screening and Q&A of GI Jews: Jewish American in World War II at the Washington Jewish Film Festival (at Edlavitch DCJCC), join us for a meet-and-greet and tour of the National Museum of American Jewish Military with GI Jews director Lisa Ades, film subjects, and World War II veterans. 6:20 – Film at Edlavitch DCJCC – 1529 Sixteenth Read more about GI Jews: Meet and Greet[…]
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is a feature-length documentary spotlighting the little-known story of the more than 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in all branches of the military during World War II. Filmmaker Lisa Ades (American Experience: Miss America) brings the struggles of these brave men and women to life through first-hand Read more about GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II – April 11th on PBS and May 6th and 7th at WJFF[…]
Tex Blair and Seymour Samuels share their Passover experiences while serving in Vietnam. The two helped prepare for the arrival of star tenor Richard Tucker, who served as cantor for the 1967 Seder. With a celebrity coming, a large number of soldiers were sure to arrive to celebrate the holiday. There had been virtually no Read more about The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder[…]
Special Sunday museum opening for National Medal of Honor Day. Museum open 12 – 4. True Honor film screening at 2:00. True Honor presents the incredible and inspiring stories of 17 American Jewish heroes who received the Nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor. This includes the story of Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who was captured Read more about Sunday, March 25th – True Honor Screening and National Medal of Honor Day[…]
Arthur Klein was a race car driver who became Klein became a Chief Aeronautical Engineering Officer at the 3rd Aviation Instruction Center (3AIC) at Issoudun, France during World War I.
Ronit Stahl joins us on Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 pm to discuss her new book Enlisting Faith in conversation with guest Rabbi Heather Borshof, U.S.Army, Jewish Chaplain at Fort Belvoir and Rabbi Steven Rein, U.S. Air Force Reserve, Jewish Chaplain at Arlington National Cemetery. A century ago, as the United States prepared to enter World War Read more about Enlisting Faith – Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm[…]
On October 15th, Izan joined the ranks of wounded himself. At Busigny, the home of 27th Division headquarters, a shell exploded next to Izan on the road. Shrapnel struck him beneath his right eye. He was sent to Casualty Clearing Station #48 and from there to a base hospital.