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JRelease: JWV Celebrates 125th Anniversary

February 15, 2021 9:00 AM | Laura Herring (Administrator)

JWV Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) celebrates its 125th anniversary on March 15, 2021. The organization started with a group of 63 Civil War veterans who gathered in New York on that date in 1896 to form the Hebrew Union Veterans Association.

Since 1896, the HUVA, which eventually became JWV, has played a role in national and international events in the support of the military, veterans, Israel, and the Jewish community at large.

Whether holding the first boycott of Nazi Germany in 1933, raising more than $250 million for the war effort in the 1940s, advocating for the U.S. to recognize the state of Israel, or fighting against anti-Semitism, JWV has been at the forefront. Today we continue to serve the nation as the oldest, continuously active veterans service organization.

JWV has grown to include either Posts or Departments in dozens of state and most large cities in the country.

JWV will also host this year’s Veterans Day ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on November 11, 2021.

For information on how to contact our National Commander or someone in your area for more on this milestone anniversary, or how JWV helps in your community, please contact our Public Relations Coordinator Cara Rinkoff at (202) 265-6280 ext. 413 or

About Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans’ organization in America. JWV is dedicated to upholding America’s democratic traditions and fighting bigotry, prejudice, injustice, and discrimination of all kinds. As a national organization, JWV represents the voice of America’s Jewish veterans on issues related to veterans’ benefits, foreign policy, and national security. JWV also commits itself to the assistance of oppressed Jews worldwide.

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