Dear Veterans and Friends:

Thank you for taking the time to visit to visit the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, Department of New Jersey website. The Department hopes that you will make a favorite or bookmark it for future reference. Your comments are welcomed so if you see something that can be improved, please email me at ama1308701@yahoo.com.

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America is the oldest active veterans organization in the United States. It was formed in 1896 by a group of Jewish Civil War veterans who organized the Hebrew Union Veterans in direct response to libels that Jews had not served in the American military.

Today, the Jewish War Veterans of the United States combats anti-semitism in all its forms, carries on an extensive program committed to upholding America’s democratic traditions, and fights bigotry, prejudice, injustice and discrimination of all kinds.

The Department of New Jersey is in the forefront in efforts to educate and inform our governmental legislators on those issues of particular concern to all veterans including funding, services and benefits for all veterans. Every February a delegation of Jewish War Veterans from the Department of New Jersey participates in a “March on the Hill.” At this event we talk to all of our Federal legislators and make sure that they are aware of our organization’s position on those issues of vital concern to veterans. Whether it is in support of more funding for our veterans hospitals, better clinics, support for the State veterans homes or advocating for better benefits for our veterans, the Jewish War Veterans, Department of New Jersey is there advocating for all veterans.

The JWV Department of New Jersey also is involved in support of local veterans’ activities such as parades, memorial events, picnics, and holiday celebrations. Our Past Department Commander Larry Rosenthal made it a priority to attend as many veterans and local community events as possible and I as Department Commander will continue to make JWV a presence in New Jersey.

I joined JWV late in life in 2003 but I am so proud to be a member of this great organization. I am a Viet Nam Era veteran who served stateside from 1970-1972. I would love to see other Viet Nam vets, Operation Desert Storm veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and especially our women veterans to investigate our organization and if you are interested in joining to contact our membership chair by email or one of the officers or committee chairman listed below:

Our organization includes many committees all of which are designed to assist all veterans. Listed below are our executive officers and some of our committees and their chairman for the year 2016-2017. Please feel free to contact them at any time for assistance:

• Commander- Al Adler ama1308701@yahoo.com
• Chief of Staff and Adjutant – Hal Moses
• Senior Vice Commander-Jeff Sohn jmsbiker48@aol.com
• Junior Vice Commander-Sid Lichter slichter9@comcast.net
• Judge Advocate-Henry Wolff shavy4@aol.com
• Quartermaster-Dr. Frederick Friedman ffriedman0@gmail.com
• Chief Aide- Dorit Attias
• Membership-PDC Robert Richter richterrobert@aol.com
• Awards Committee Chair- Stan Shapiro shapvet@aol.com
• Community Relations Chairman-PDC Nelson Mellitz nmellitz@comcast.com
• Vietnam Committee Chair-PDC Bob Jacobs conrailbob2003@yahoo.com
• Iraq-Afghanistan Committee Chair-Dorit Attias
PDC Larry Rosenthal lsr1950@hotmail.com
• Scholarship Committee Chair & Hospital Chairman-PDC Mort Millinger mmillin363@aol.com
• Action Committee Chair-PNC Michael Berman bermanm753@cs.com
• Legislative breakfast Committee- PDC Sid Lichter slichter9@comcast.net
PDC Bob Jacobs conrailbob2003@yahoo.com

To those Jewish War Veterans, prospective members, or guests who have just visited our website our organization exists for you and we would appreciate your comments and /or constructive criticisms of our new webpage. We aim to make our webpage easy and helpful for both new and prospective members as well as current members. We will be adding new and interesting items as the progress on our new website progresses.

To all of our members please remember this is your organization and we need you to get involved. We need you to attend Post meetings and State meetings and we urge you to join some of our committees. Our organization needs your help in order to be able to help our disabled and hospitalized veterans.

If I can be of any assistance to you please don’t hesitate to contact me by phone or email me at ama1308701@yahoo.com.

Sincerely and in comradeship
Al Adler
Commander Department of New Jersey