The National Museum of
American Jewish Military History

1811 R Street NW, Washington, D.C 20009. | 202-265-6280 | www.NMAJMH.org | nmajmh@nmajmh.org

Museum Outreach

Jews in the American Military

“Jews in the American Military” is an exhibit current on display at The Suffolk Y JCC, 74 Hauppauge Road, Commack, N.Y. The display includes information about the Jewish Congressional Medal of Honor recipients as well as Admiral Uriah Levy which was provided by the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Also included is information about two former Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athletes of the Year, the award presented by The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum annually to the top Jewish college scholar athlete of the year. The awards were given to West Point graduates Neil Ravitz in 1999 and Dustin Greenhill in 2004, both served tours in Iraq.


Martin Kaufman of JWV Post 273 (FL) requested a Hall of Heroes traveling exhibit for display at Beth Shalom Congregation for November in honor of Veterans Month. Learn more about the Beth Shalom exhibit:

PDFJacksonville Jewish News

PDFThe Beth Shalom Shofar


Visit to Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

Museum Director Col. Herb Rosenbleeth and Assistant Collections Manager, Mike Rugel visit Talmudical Academy of Baltimore. During the visit, Mike Rugel (pictured) presented interesting and unusual artifacts from the archives and Colonel Rosenbleeth discussed Veterans' Day and JWV. This year there were two classes present and staff from the Jewish Week were there to cover the event.

If your class would like a visit and your school is located in the Washington DC/Metro area, contact Mike Rugel at (202)265-6280 x104 or mrugel@nmajmh.org for more information. If your class is scheduling field trips, please add us to your list of interesting places to visit. We have a great scavenger hunt game!


Lou Wolfe with panels from a NMAJMH traveling display

Pictured here with panels from a NMAJMH traveling display is Arthur Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe and several other members of Greenspring Village Retirement Community (Northern Virginia) recently visited the museum. The members enjoyed it so much they wanted those who couldn't make the trip be able to experience what the NMAJMH has to offer, so Mr. Wolfe arranged for a tour of the center and graciously asked Richard to lunch in their lovely dining room. We thank Mr. Wolfe and the staff of Greenspring Village for their hospitality and look forward to a second visit to the museum and perhaps another offer to speak at the center.

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Martin Kaufman of JWV Post 273 (FL) requested a Hall of Heroes traveling exhibit for display at Beth Shalom Congregation for November in honor of Veterans Month. Learn more about the Beth Shalom exhibit:

PDFJacksonville Jewish News

PDFThe Beth Shalom Shofar


From left to right are PNC Magidson, Commander Kraut, Colonel Bob Picard, and Herb Rosenbaum, JWV Veteran of the Year

On Veterans Day 2008, JWV Department of the Southwest Commander Joe Kraut spearheaded a meeting co-sponsored by the Birmingham Jewish Federation in an effort to get Post 608 active again. This post originally met at the Levite Jewish Community Center in Birmingham, Alabama but has not been active in about 10 years. NMAJMH President PNC David L. Magidson spoke about revitalizing the spirit, dedication, and service of the post and its importance to JWV, its Museum, and the world. Pictured from left to right are PNC Magidson, Commander Kraut, Colonel Bob Picard, and herb Rosenbaum, JWV Veteran of the Year, at the Veterans Day Peace Luncheon held in Birmingham.


Museum Outreach

Shaw JCC exhibit remembers liberation of concentration camps
WEST AKRON More than 60 people attended the opening of the exhibit GIs Remember: Liberating the Concentration Camps Sept. 3 at the Shaw Jewish Community Center (JCC).


The Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) was established in 1983 to promote the "off the mall" museums and their neighborhoods in the greater Dupont-Kalorama area of Washington, DC. The Consortium sponsors a Walk Weekend, and a self guided eight-page tour brochure detailing the museum members and their locations. The brochure is available through DKMC members as well as neighborhood business establishments that might partner with the museums throughout the year. The National Museum of American Jewish Military History joined the Consortium more than a decade ago as a means to increase the visibility of the Museum. To further this effort, in 2007 the NMAJMH joined forces with the District of Colombia Mayor's Office, partnering with Destination DC, the visitors service bureau for the city. Destination DC not only provides opportunities to meet and greet other members at monthly forums, it also provides a two-year conventions calendar with contact information of the meeting planner to the bureau member to assist in providing the meeting attendees an enriched itinerary both during and after the business sessions.

Since joining forces with the DKMC and Destination DC, the Museum has seen a significant rise in the number of visitors. Please contact Mike Rugel at (202)265-6280 x104 or mrugel@nmajmh.org if you, your family, or your community group would like to schedule a tour or have museum program information sent to you.


Abrahamson - Biglow - Spector Post 354 Commander Irv Rosenblum helps to relay the message that Jews did and do serve in the American Military.

Abrahamson - Biglow - Spector Post 354 Commander Irv Rosenblum helps to relay the message that Jews did and do serve in the American Military. On May 7, 2008, Post 354 participated in the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Israel, held at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. He is pictured here with the Medal of Honor traveling display which portrays the 15 American Jewish Medal of Honor recipients For more information on this and other traveling displays, please click here.


DSVC and Museum Docent Richard Rosenzweig at Temple Emeth, Delray Beach, Florida

DSVC and Museum Docent Richard Rosenzweig gave a Museum presentation at Temple Emeth, Delray Beach, Florida on February 22 and 23, 2008. On display was the Hall of Heroes traveling display. We thank VP of Education, Michael Corbett and temple members for their interest. If you would like information on speakers and/or purchasing a traveling display for your group, please contact Mike Rugel at (202)265-6280 x104 or mrugel@nmajmh.org. Click the photo to view larger image.


Museum Outreach

National Museum of American Jewish Military History Director Col. Herb Rosenbleeth and Assistant Collections Manager, Mike Rugel visit Mrs. Dina Karlip's 3rd grade class at Talmudical Academy of Baltimore. During the visit, Col. Rosenbleeth reads from "A Jewish Colonel in the Civil War." This book was edited by Jean Soman, great great-granddaughter of Marcus Spiegel, the subject of the book.

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