GI Jews: Meet and Greet

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 – April 11th on PBS and May 6th and 7th at WJFF

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[…]

The New York Opera Star at the Saigon Seder

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[…]

Sunday, March 25th – True Honor Screening and National Medal of Honor Day

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[…]

Enlisting Faith – Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm

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[…]

The Faces of Margraten Seeking Photos of Jewish Soldiers Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery

The Faces of Margraten and Fields of Honor Database are seeking photographs of Jewish soldiers buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. This project was created by the Dutch non-profit organization Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse Oorlogsgraven as an effort to honor the Americans who served in World War II and particularly the 10,023 buried at Margraten. Read more about The Faces of Margraten Seeking Photos of Jewish Soldiers Buried at Netherlands American Cemetery[…]