1952 candle lighting led by Chaplain Herbert David Teitelbaum from the Donald Broder collection.
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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States.
1952 candle lighting led by Chaplain Herbert David Teitelbaum from the Donald Broder collection.
Sgt. Paul Gorfinkle and Sgt. Max Halber providing Hanukkah gelt to Jewish refugee kids from Europe in Shanghai Ghetto, China, 1945.
The Ivy Hero is true story of Sergeant William (Bill) Shemin, child of immigrants, an American soldier who fought in World War I. Dedicated, fearless, and brave, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
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Did you know early estimates documented between 8-10,000 Jewish men served during the Civil War? To find out more we highly recommend Dr. Mendelsoh's "Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War" published by NYU Press just this past November.
Inspired by the story surrounding 20(ish) Jewish soldiers in the 23rd Ohio commanded by Rutherford B. Hayes, we are working with Temple Beth-El in Beckley, Visit Southern West Virginia, and local historians on a new project which we hope to unveil this spring at the Love Hope Center for the Arts in Fayetteville.
Happy Hanukkah! World War II Hanukah Greeting from Okinawa, November 30, 1945. From the Harry Heyman Collection.
Watch our webinar from last week, John Raschke, author of A Tour in Chuong Thien Province: A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970, in conversation with Harvey Weiner.
This webinar was done in conjunction with the museum's Jewish Americans in Military Service During Vietnam exhibition which prominently features memorabilia from Harvey Weiner.
John Raschke, author of A Tour in Chuong Thien Province: A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970, in conversation wi...
The story of Capt. Richard Chorlins, a Jewish war hero from St. Louis
As visitors wind through the new 4,500-square-foot exhibit, “Vietnam: At War & At Home,” they may stop at a small, encased display focusing on the United States Air Force. Included in this display are a Distinguished Flying Cross medal set and a photograph of the pilot who earned it, Captain Ric...
Join the Haberman Institute tonight for program on Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War with Adam Mendelsohn and Pamela Nadell!
Join us tonight at B'nai Israel Congregation or via live stream for the launch of two new and important works on the Jewish experience in the Civil War! Professor Adam Mendelsohn will be signing his book, and those in attendance can participate in the Q&A.
Learn more... and see you tonight! https://www.habermaninstitute.org/events-2022-fall-1/2022/12/14/the-jewish-american-experience-in-the-civil-war
Join us today (12/8) at 3:00 ET. John Raschke, author of A Tour in Chuong Thien Province: A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970, in conversation with Harvey Weiner. Register for webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JY2Mqs2VTWC9ojaq8lFA4g
Jack Feldman was killed December 7th, 1941. He was one of 29 from his squadron whose lives were lost to the Japanese attack. https://nmajmh.org/2022/12/jack-h-feldman-killed-in-action-at-hickam-field-dec-7-1941/
Solomon Isquith was a hero of the USS Utah when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
Solomon Isquith was a hero of the USS Utah when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor
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Thursday, December 8th, 3:00 ET - Webinar with Harvey Weiner and John Raschke. They'll discuss Colonel Raschke's new book A Tour in Chuong Thien Province. In the summer of 1969, as the Vietnam War was being turned over to the South Vietnamese, Lieutenant John Raschke arrived in Chuong Thien Province deep in the Mekong Delta, eager to have a positive impact. Recounting his assignment to a provincial advisory team of military and civilian personnel, this memoir depicts the ordinary and the extraordinary of life both inside and outside the wire--mortar attacks, firefights and snipers, hot showers, good meals and comradery, the life and death struggles of the Vietnamese people and the bonds he formed with them.
Harvey Weiner was Raschke's hoochmate in Vietnam, and his first exposure to someone of the Jewish faith. Weiner was the Phoenix program advisor to the province. Weiner and Rascke became life-long friends. Weiner's materials from the Vietnam War are featured in our exhibit Jewish Americans in Military Service during Vietnam.
John Raschke, author of A Tour in Chuong Thien Province: A U.S. Army Lieutenant with MACV Advisory Team 73 in the Mekong Delta, 1969-1970, in conversation with Harvey Weiner. In the summer of 1969, as the Vietnam War was being turned over to the South Vietnamese, Lieutenant John Raschke arrived in C...
Congratulations on the promotion LTC Moosey! It was a pleasure to host at the museum.
Photos from Operation Benjamin's post
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Happy Thanksgiving! WWII v-mail "I'll love you always, Normie" From the Norman Budnow collection.
Lee Levinger: "During Chanuka, which coincided with Thanksgiving in 1918, special services were held at the synagogue in the Rue de la Victoire, the largest in France. The synagogue was crowded with French men and women, all at a high pitch of enthusiasm, and with 350 American soldiers, the heroes of the occasion. The impressive service of the French rabbi was followed by a brilliant Thanksgiving sermon by Chaplain Voorsanger, who had been invited to come to Paris for the occasion. After services turkey and pumpkin pie were served at the club rooms, and while I was not there that day, I can testify that the pumpkin pie served at the Jewish Welfare Board on New Year's day, 1919, was one of the most poignant reminders of the United States during my stay abroad."
Pictured: A group of Jewish welfare workers at Le Mans, France, in March 1919. From left to right, George Rooby, Julius Halperin, Frank M. Dart, Chaplain Lee J. Levinger, Adele Winston, Charles S. Rivitz, David Rosenthal and Esther Levy. From the book A Jewish Chaplain in France published in 1921.
It was great to collaborate on this virtual installation on William Shemin with the Weitzman!
Happy Veterans Day! The Weitzman team would like to honor the Veterans who have served and protected our country. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.🎖️
Sergeant William Shemin, who ran into the line of fire to save wounded soldiers, was denied the Medal of Honor at the time. However, in 2015, former President Obama declared, "We are a nation, a people, who remember our heroes," and bestowed the highest honor on him!
Learn more about his life through our new virtual installation, “William Shemin: Above And Beyond The Call Of Duty,” here: bit.ly/3gW1mgl
Great to see this mention of our Women in the Military exhibit which ran for many years. Look for an updated Women in the Military exhibit returning to the museum soon!
The Women in Military Service for America Memorial is an important monument. It is a permanent thank you to all the women who have served.
Alan Rivkin recalls his Vietnam service in the Baltimore Jewish Times.
Alan Rivkin reflects on his time spent serving as a soldier during the Vietnam War and the challenges of staying observant during wartime.
2LT Kenneth E. Robinson
2LT Robinson's headstone was replaced on the Operation Benjamin Mission to Europe in April 2022.
On this day in 1780, David Salisbury Franks was exonerated of any involvement with the treason of his superior officer - Benedict Arnold. Franks had requested a court martial to clear his name. Read more about Franks' career and connections with the founding fathers.
Major David Salisbury Franks and the Founding Fathers in the American Revolutionby Michael RugelNovember 17, 2016November 2, 2017David Salisbury Franks had perhaps the most fascinating career of any Jewish American who fought in the American Revolution. Franks was an associate of Benjamin Franklin,....
Now that their secret's out, the Ritchie Boys are proposed for a Congressional Gold Medal
Legislation to award the Ritchie Boys the Congressional Gold Medal is being introduced in both chambers of Congress this week.
Happy Halloween! Photo from a Women's Army Corps Halloween party at Bergstrom Field, TX in 1943. From the Sue Anne and Sadie Grossman Collection.
Sad to hear of the passing of Rabbi David Lapp.
On this day in 1918, German fire ignited an ammunition dump near Verdun. While exploding shells were seriously wounding his comrades, Private Hyman Silverman jumped into action... He received the Distinguished Service Cross.
Over There: Hyman Silvermanby Michael RugelMay 25, 2017October 29, 2019A series profiling American Jewish service in the First World WarHyman SilvermanHeroism in the Meuse-ArgonneOn October 27, 1918, German fire ignited an ammunition dump near Verdun. While exploding shells were seriously wounding...
Photos from Ritchie Boys of WWII's post
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On this day in 1918 at Grand-Pre, France - Hearing a wounded man in a shell hole some distance away calling for water, Sgt. William Sawelson, upon his own initiative, left shelter and crawled through heavy machinegun fire to where the man lay, giving him what water he had in his canteen. He then went back to his own shell hole, obtained more water, and was returning to the wounded man when he was killed by a machinegun bullet.
He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.
Hearing a wounded man in a shell hole some distance away calling for water, Sgt. Sawelson, upon his own initiative, left shelter and crawled through heavy machinegun fire to where the man lay, giving him what water he had in his canteen. He then went back to his own shell hole, obtained more water,....
AJEX were honoured to joint host a special celebration this week to mark the centenary of the publication of a remarkable book, The British Jewry Book of Honour. Together with the partner organisation, We Were There Too, AJEX JMA held the event at the Tower of London in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum. This book contains the records of 55,000 Jews who served in the Armed Forces during the conflict between 1914 - 1918. AJEX is asking anyone who owns one of the original 3000 copies to be in touch [email protected]
New landscaping at the building as we install our Memorial Garden.
Shortly after the United States entered World War II, the US military realized that it had to work on exploiting any advantages it might gain on the Axis Powers. One part of these endeavors was to establish a secret facility not too close, but also not too far from the Pentagon which would interrogate and eavesdrop on the highest-level N**i prisoners and also translate and analyze captured German war documents. Many of the POW interrogators were Jews who had escaped N**i Germany. Robert Sutton's book N**is on the Potomac tells the story.
Sukkot in Vietnam and the WWII Luftwaffe Vet Who Built the Sukkah
More great stuff from the JWB Jewish Chaplains Council collection at The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS).
From the National Jewish Welfare Board Records at The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is a photograph dated September 28, 1956, of Succoth services held in Pearl Harbor with more than 35 children.
The text on the back reads, “Succoth services held in Pearl Harbor with over 35 children (all military dependents) in Torah procession. Garson Goodman - Jewish chaplain.”
Rabbi Sheldon Lewis on Sukkot in Vietnam in 1970 and how German-born Gunther Haase, who had served in the Luftwaffe in World War II, ended up building a Sukkah in Nha Trang as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
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