2018 Annual Hanukkah Party – December 6 at 6:30 pm

Join us at our annual Hanukkah Party for latkes, jelly doughnuts, gelt and song! Explore the museum and we’ll eat, play games and sing. We’ll also look at the ways Jews in the American military have continued the tradition of the Maccabees. Tour the museum at 6:00 before the party begins at 6:30. Music from Read more about 2018 Annual Hanukkah Party – December 6 at 6:30 pm[…]

Elizabeth Fox – We Are Going to Be Lucky: A WWII Love Story in Letters – Nov. 29 7:00 pm

Elizabeth Fox – We Are Going to Be Lucky: A WWII Love Story in Letters Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7:00 PM Elizabeth Fox joins us to discuss her new book and read from her extraordinary collection of her parents’ World War II letters. We Are Going to Be Lucky tells the story of a first-generation Jewish Read more about Elizabeth Fox – We Are Going to Be Lucky: A WWII Love Story in Letters – Nov. 29 7:00 pm[…]

October 18th – Young Lions – Leah Garrett talk

Professor Leah Garrett joins us to discuss her book Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel for the inaugural talk in our Alan S. Brown scholar series. Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel shows how Jews, traditionally castigated as weak and cowardly, for the first time became the popular literary representatives Read more about October 18th – Young Lions – Leah Garrett talk[…]

Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko, WWII POW, to be honored at Arlington National Cemetery

Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko will be honored with a formal funeral on Friday, June 29, 2018, 10:00am, at Arlington National Cemetery. Reception follows at museum at noon.  Aaron Kliatchko died on Dec. 31, 1944 aboard the Japanese Hell ship Brazil Maru. His remains have never been accounted for. Kliatchko was born in 1887 to an Read more about Master Sgt. Aaron Kliatchko, WWII POW, to be honored at Arlington National Cemetery[…]

A Soldier, An Orphan, and a Photographer

A body of an American solider lying peacefully in the snow in a battlefield in Belgium. A Jewish boy in Brooklyn orphaned twice by World War II. And the world-renowned photographer who connected the two. This is their story. Samuel Tannenbaum was born on July 10, 1942, in Washington DC to Henry and Bertha Fiedel Read more about A Soldier, An Orphan, and a Photographer[…]

35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 3, 2018)

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)[…]

May 25th – Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat

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[…]