Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) is the voice of the Jewish serviceperson and friend to all veterans. Formed in New York in 1896 after the Spanish American War, the Jewish veteran group was known as the Hebrew Union Veterans Association. The union fought anti-Semitism in the Armed Forces and the general public. Seeking to prove that Jews do proudly serve and fight in the US Armed Forces, the union evolved with each war, eventually taking the name we know today, JWV. With over 120 years of service, JWV is the oldest, continuously operating Veteran Service Organization in the country.
JWV continues to live its mission; fight anti-Semitism in the Armed Forces and the general public, protect veteran rights, spread Americanism, and to promote community across the nation and in Israel! Actions include:
JWV Ladies Auxiliary is composed of the wives, daughters, sisters, and grandmothers of the men and women who served with honor in the Armed Services, defending the United States. The mission of the Jewish War Veteran Auxiliary (JWVA) is to provide service to: the general community, the Veteran Community, the Jewish Community and to America's youth. Myra Gross is President of the Auxilliary. if you are interested in joining, contact Myra (248-626-2852) or click on this link for a printable membership form.