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[…]
A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World War Zadoc Morton Katz Baltimore Boy Killed in Action at Montfaucon The U.S. had entered the Great War. Friends of Zadoc Morton Katz suggested his education and training as an executive in the clothing industry might make him well-suited to contribute to the war effort by Read more about Over There: Zadoc Morton Katz[…]
Mon, July 10, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT Phil Wood is the host of Nats Talk Live, the official post-game radio show of the Washington Nationals. He’s a long-time radio personality in the D.C.-Baltimore area and an expert on the history of baseball. He’ll join us to discuss the history of Jews in baseball Read more about Jews and Baseball with Phil Wood – July 10[…]
Before the war, the “Savior of the Lost Battalion” was still an immigrant barber in the Bronx. Krotoshinsky came to New York from Płock, part of the Russian Empire in Poland. He’d left there specifically to escape military service. His attitude toward military service changed drastically in his adopted country.
Even before the first men had come ashore for the Allied assault on Normandy on June 6th, 1944, Lieutenant Robert Halperin of the U.S. Navy had been at work on the beaches. Halperin was attached to Assault Force “U.” His job was to mark the landing sites for the assault infantry. Halperin successfully helped the Read more about Robert Halperin on D-Day[…]
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.
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[…]
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[…]