Click the link above and give generously so we may continue to support our fellow American Veterans who are hospitalized and/or disabled.
Due to the restrictions and safety issues resulting from the current Covid-19 Pandemic which affects both our members and the general public, we cannot safely solicit donations in front of local businesses this year. But the needs of the hospitalized veterans do not go away. If anything, they increase. Like the rest of us, these veterans are affected by the virus and the need to remain sheltered.
Every Memorial Day Weekend, as War Veterans and Patrons, we stand in front of local businesses and solicit donations that are used entirely to help provide aid and comfort to the disabled and hospitalized veterans at James A. Haley VA Hospital in Tampa. We provide support to all disabled and hospitalized veterans, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity.
We are the members of Post 373 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States, America’s oldest continuously serving Veteran’s organization, Chartered by Congress, and located in the Tampa area. We American Veterans are asking for your help to allow us to continue our mission of support for our fellow veterans who are hospitalized. They served for you – now please help us to serve them.
Thank You in advance for your support.
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The Post seeks members who would like to help ill and disabled veterans.Contact Commander Larry Jasper at (813) 404-5616 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 17, 2020, at 10:00 am. For complete details on how to join the meeting either via phone of videoconference, check the May Connections Newsletter. For a reference guide for participants, please click here.
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
- For over 100 Years, the Patriotic Voice of American Jewry
What We Do
We work closely with the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and the Haley's Cove Rehab Center and Nursing Home. We take our ill and disabled vets to many outings, such as baseball and hockey games, museums, state fairs, MOSI, auto shows, aquariums and many other events. We also provide them with everyday needs, as well as periodic entertainment. For Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we place flags on veterans' graves in various local cemeteries. We hold various fundraisers on those occasions to help support the post's activities for the veterans.
The Post Honor Guard is becoming increasingly in demand. We participate in events such as:
Rays Games at Tropicana Field
Tampa Bay Storm at Amalie Arena
Tampa Lightning at Amalie Arena
Israel Independence Day Celebration at the JCC
Activities at MacDill AFB
Massing of the Colors in St. Petersburg
Provide a Casket Guard at funerals for members
Veterans Day Parade at Haley
Other miscellaneous events for Veterans-related holidays at Plant Elementary School and Carrollwood Cultural Center
Why You Should Join Us
As a member because you are a Jewish Veteran, or as a Patron for one of the following reasons:
A Family member of a Veteran
A Local Community Leader
A Veteran of Other Faiths
Continue a proud tradition of Jewish-American patriots
Ensure that our returning veterans and all who came before them receive the benefits and care which they have earned
Help poor and homeless veterans to assume their rightful place in our community
The Jewish War Veterans Post #373 and Spouse's Auxiliary are part of a federally chartered, service-oriented organization comprised of members who are men and women veterans of the armed forces or of the allied armed forces, associate members and patrons. It is part of the oldest active veteran organization in the United States and the only Jewish agency that can lobby Congress without registering as a lobbyist. Post members visit the Veterans Hospital, speak on community issues and work with other veterans in an effort to strengthen support for Israel.
Click here to link to the Jewish War Veterans of America website.
Where to Find Us
Monthly meetings are held in the SCI unit of the James
A. Haley VA Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, Florida 33612. Bagels, lox, cream cheese and other items will be available at 9:30AM and the meeting will start at 10:00AM. Members can bring potential new members, wives, husbands and significant others
to the meeting. To find our meeting room, go in the main entrance of the SCI Unit. There is a stained glass window ahead of you. Take a left at the stained glass window. Our meeting room is the second sliding door on your left. General parking is available in the Pearl lot and
the new enclosed multi-level lot to the West of the roundabout at the main entrance to the SCI unit.