Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum

Honor veterans on Veterans Day Shabbat at the museum on Saturday, November 11th. 10am – Noon – Shabbat Service  Noon – 3pm – Veterans Day Service Project Join us at the museum between to put together care packages for hospitalized veterans. What to bring: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sample size cans of shaving cream, Read more about Celebrate Shabbat and Support Veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum[…]

L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II

To ease the burden on the postal system, V-mail was introduced during World War II for correspondence with service members stationed abroad. Stationery was photographed and transported on microfilm and then reproduced on small paper sheets at the destination. It was the primary way for soldiers and their families at home to communicate during the Read more about L’shana Tova: Rosh Hashanah V-Mail from World War II[…]

Save the Salami by Martin Sack

Sometimes, there’s nothing better for your morale than a kosher salami sent from Mom. Our museum archives has many stories of young service members overjoyed at receiving a salami overseas. In 2007, Martin Sack wrote this recalling his experience in Korea in 1954: The 1st Ordnance Battalion was stationed in a former Japanese military base Read more about Save the Salami by Martin Sack[…]

Upcoming Holiday Closures

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History will be closed for the upcoming holiday observances: Thursday and Friday, September 21 – 22 – Rosh Hashana Thursday and Friday, October 5 – 6 – Sukkot Thursday, October 12 – Shemini Atzeret Friday, October 13 – Simchat Torah

Over There: Harold Epstein

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[…]