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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]