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Corporal Murray Zolkower during WWII.
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Presenting the Colors at the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Jewish Appreciation Night
Our next Post meeting will occur on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 10:00 am (Hybrid -- Virtual and In-Person). Breakfast for those joining in-person will begin at 9:30 am. For complete details on how to join the meeting either in person or remotely, check this month's Connections Newsletter. All details for how to join the meeting are contained inside.
The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America
- For 125 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
Until the Pandemic abates, all meetings will be held virtually. When we resume normal operations, the following will apply:
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.