The Benefits of Membership in JWV

JWV Members Enjoy:

  1. Comradeship, social events and support in times of need
  2. Annual meetings with major speakers, educative seminars, stimulating workshops, entertainment, tours and banquets
  3. Access to insurance products designed for JWV Members:
     
    1. Mercer Consumer
      12421 Meredith Drive
      Urbandale, IA 50398
      Phone: 1-800-503-9230
      or visit them on the web at: https://www.personal-plans.com/jwv/welcome.do
       
    2. USAA
      Offers property and casualty insurance products and financial services
      To learn more about USAA call 1-800-292-8598 or visit http://www.usaa.com/jwv
       
  4. Pentagon Federal Credit Union membership
  5. International JWV Assembly Meetings in Israel
  6. Veterans' Service Offices throughout the nation, representing veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs in benefit disputes
  7. A network of volunteers providing needed services in VA hospitals
  8. Advocacy for veterans' entitlements, civil rights, Jewish issues, etc.
  9. National Committee Meetings that can be attended from anywhere in the country via an extensive teleconference schedule
  10. Informative reporting on Jewish and veterans' issues through our national publication, The Jewish Veteran
  11. Guidance in preparing personal oral histories of your military experiences
  12. An audio-visual library, complete with JWV-produced films
  13. Access to extensive supply department

JWV Community Supports Include:

  1. Education grants for worthy high school graduates who are children and grandchildren of JWV members and grants for student - athletes
  2. Graduation gifts and recognition for military cadets at service academies
  3. Special care and attention to active duty Jewish service persons and their families
  4. Work with other veterans' service organizations to protect the rights of veterans
  5. Donations of Jewish Bibles, ritual needs and foodstuff to members of the Armed Forces
  6. Representation to the VA and housing options for transitioning veterans following drug treatment programs
  7. Disaster Relief Program to assist victims of natural disasters
  8. Seek just recognition, awards and medals for deserving service persons
  9. National Reward Fund for the apprehension of anti-Semitic and racist vandals
  10. Sponsorship of Boy Scout Troops, recognition of Eagle Scouts
  11. Program combating anti- Israel sentiment on college campuses

JWV Supports Our Fellow Jews in Israel Through:

  1. Sponsorship of Allied Veterans' Missions to Israel for non - Jewish veteran leaders
  2. JWV registered representative at the U.N. who monitors resolutions and rulings

Affiliated With JWV

  1. JWV supports the National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH)
  2. Museum traveling exhibits include "A Salute to Jewish Military Chaplains," "GIs Remember : Liberating the Concentration Camps," "Commodore Uriah P. Levy: An American, A Sailor, and a Jew," "Hall of Heroes," "Rescue and Renewal," and "Candid Moments in the Military"
  3. Museum exhibits include " Hidden Treasures: Selections from our Collection," "Major General Julius Klein: His Life and Work," " Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective, " " Gold Star Mothers," "Hall of Heroes," and "Rescue & Renewal : GIs and Displaced Persons"
  4. JWV and NMAJMH members enjoy special exhibit openings, receptions and tours
  5. JWV and NMAJMH members support the Rabbi Joshua Goldberg Chapel and the Alvin A. Hyman Memorial Interactive Yarzheit Display
  6. JWV encourages support for the JWV National Ladies Auxiliary