The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

1811 R Street NW, Washington, D.C 20009. | 202-265-6280 | |

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History

The museum’s core exhibit, Jews in the American Military, shows Jewish participation in the American military from 1654 to today. Artifacts from a Revolutionary War rifle to the uniform of a casualty of the War in Iraq along with photos, video, and interactive media illustrate the experiences of those Jews who have worn the uniform of our country.

Jews in the American Military Exhibit

Welcome to The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

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NMAJMH News & Special Announcements

What's happening at the Museum?

Holiday Closure: The Museum will be closed Monday, May 25th, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day and Shavuot.

Upcoming Events

May 22, 2015, 6:00 pm - Annual National Memorial Day Shabbat Service at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue

NMAJMH, Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. and 6th & I Historic Synagogue are co-sponsoring the Fifth Annual National Shabbat Service Honoring the Jewish Fallen Heroes of Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day weekend, and hopefully countless Memorial Day weekends thereafter, we are also asking all of the synagogues throughout our Nation and all Jewish organizations to read the names of these Fallen Heroes in memorial.

Register to attend the dinner and service on Sixth and I Historic Synagogue website. There is an admission fee for cocktail hour and dinner. The service is free.

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Sunday, June 07, 2015, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. - Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Visit seven museums in the Dupont-Kalorama neighborhood including NMAJMH that open free of charge for this annual festival. The weekend features exhibitions, tours, live music, hands-on activities, and more.
Free shuttle bus service is provided between museums. For more information, visit

Mark Lee Greenblatt: Valor

Sunday, June 14th, 1:00 – Mark Lee Greenblatt – Valor
Mark Lee Greenblatt, author of Valor, will present true stories of extraordinary heroism by American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Marc Leepson: Saving Monticello

Sunday, July 5th, 1:00 – Marc Leepson – Uriah Levy and Monticello
Marc Leepson, author of Saving Monticello, will discuss U.S. Navy Commodore Uriah Levy and the Levy family’s remarkable role in saving the home of Thomas Jefferson.

Community Event

Washington Jewish Music Festival Day

Sunday, May 17, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM,
Washington Jewish Music Festival Day in the Park

Stead Park, 1625 P Street NW


Head to the park for a day of free concerts, games, crafts and fun! Bring the kids to rock out to the music of Grammy-nominated duo THE POP UPS, winner of two Parent’s Choice® Awards; Latin Grammy-nominated MISTER G performing in Spanish and English; and Jewish chick rock sensation NAOMI LESS. Jump on a moon bounce, get your face painted, play field games and more!

Featured Video

The Future of the NMAJMH

View the NMAJMH's Yahrzeit ProgramOpens in New Window

NMAJMH's Yahrzeit Program

Adobe PDFClick to download and print the Yahrzeit Memorial Display BrochureOpens in New Window

Click to View the Mourner's Kaddish

Remembrance Walk

The Remembrance Walk waits for engraved pavers!

Be a part of this worthwhile endeavor by purchasing a paver with a customized inscription commemorating a comrade, friend, or loved one. So far more than 250 beautiful commemorative bricks have been set on the pathway leading up to our door! Our Remembrance Walk allows museum visitors and supporters to recognize the contributions Jewish Americans have made to the preservation of peace and freedom in the United States of America. Order form

Certificate Program

Make a donation to the museum in honor or in memory of someone important to you, and we will send that person (or their loved ones) a certificate with a personalized message from you. Whether you want to recognize a life, a birthday, an anniversary, or a special accomplishment, we will create a customized certificate for any occasion. We offer a variety of sizes and presentations and we can also send you or your organization blank certificates to fill in and hand out at your own convenience. Certificate order form

Museum Hours

Mon - Fri: 9AM to 5PM

Closed Sat and most Jewish and Federal holidays

Open Sunday for 6 or more people by appointment only

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Joseph Zoldan, PNC President

Meet the President of the National Museum of American Jewish Military History