April 2nd, 1:00 pm – Frank Lavin – Home Front to Battlefront

Frank Lavin, author of Home Front to Battlefront will join us to discuss the World War II experiences of Carl Lavin. Carl Lavin was a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. In his freshman year of college, he joined the reserves, a decision that would take him with the US Read more about April 2nd, 1:00 pm – Frank Lavin – Home Front to Battlefront[…]

February 18th, 10:45am – True Honor Film Preview

Join us at 10:45 am at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for a preview screening of the in-progress documentary True Honor. 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 Read more about February 18th, 10:45am – True Honor Film Preview[…]

Support veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum

Join us at the museum between 1 – 5 pm on November 11th to put together care packages for hospitalized veterans. What to bring: Toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, sample size cans of shaving cream, deodorants/antiperspirants, etc..) Socks (must be NEW packaged), slippers (store bought non-skid only), underwear (must be NEW packaged) Games, puzzles (complete Read more about Support veterans on Veterans Day at the Museum[…]

Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day

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 Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day[…]

Jewish Aviators in World War II book now available

Jewish Aviators in World War II: Personal Narratives of American Men and Women is now available at Amazon or in the museum store. Author Bruce Wolk is supporting the museum with proceeds from sales. Based on interviews with more than 100 Jewish air veterans, this oral history features the recollections of pilots, crew members and support personnel Read more about Jewish Aviators in World War II book now available[…]

Mimouna Celebration – May 1

In partnership with Sephardic Heritage in D.C. and the Jewish Study Center, we’ll be hosting a Mimouna celebration on the afternoon of May 1st. It’s a traditional North African custom when Passover has ended and it’s time to start eating chametz again. Registration is required at http://www.shindc.org/event-registration/. In addition to the traditional foods, music and customs, we’ll Read more about Mimouna Celebration – May 1[…]