Nationally, Jewish War Veterans lobbies on behalf of veteran’s rights and needs, and supports efforts to combat global terrorism.  Jewish War Veterans work with the Jewish as well as the non-Jewish community on a daily basis in hospital, community relationships, and in legislative areas. Jewish War Veterans has created a repository documenting the proof of the service of Jews in the military in exhibits and archives in the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington, DC (http://www.nmajmh.org)
Several of the current 2018-2019 legislative priorities which our Jewish War Veterans leadership will focus on when testifying before Congress:

⦁ Jewish War Veterans strongly opposes the The Veterans Empowerment Act which aims to dismantle the VA healthcare system and charge veterans for service-connected healthcare.

⦁ Jewish War Veterans is pushing for Blue Water Navy Veterans to receive the same benefits as their fellow service members in Vietnam.

⦁  In the United States, there are nearly 6 million family caregivers taking care of sick and injured veterans.  This is made so much harder for our pre-9/11 families who are not entitled to the same benefits as post-9/11 families.  which is why Jewish War Veterans is demanding the passage of the Caring for Our Veterans Act.

⦁ Jewish War Veterans is encouraging the passage of the PAWS Act which will provide service dogs to veterans from approved non-profit organizations.

⦁ Ensuring Adequate Care for Our Female Veterans: Many female veterans feel that the VA’s focus towards women’s health is somewhat lacking, which is why Jewish War Veterans is supporting the Deborah Sampson Act.

⦁ Jewish War Veterans is currently spearheading a campaign to get the first US Army base in Israel in Mashabim named after a fallen American Jewish serviceman.

National Timeline History of Jewish War Veterans:

http://jwv.org/wp-content/uploads/JWV-History-Timeline-Final-2.pdf
St. Louis Jewish War Veteran Organizations
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Auxiliary presidents

First Name


Last Name


Start Year


End Year


Julie


Iken


1949


1951


Daretta


Goldenberg


1951


1952


Lil


Dalin


1952


1953


Frieda


Orenstein


1953


1954


Yetra


Goldberg


1954


1955


Elanor


Rubin


1956


1957


Evelyn


Kamenetsky


1957


1958


Meriem


Thaler


1958


1959


Marilyn


Ulrich


1959


1960


June


Bierman


1960


1961


Vera


Heisler


1961


1962


Maureen


Rubin


1962


1963


Lucille


Pattiz


1963


1964


Harriet


Rosenberg


1964


1965


Rush


Farb


1965


1966


Eunice


Solomon


1966


1967


Fran


Harrison


1967


1969


Eillen


Gaynor


1969


1970


Marilyn


Goodman


1970


1972


Annette


Rubin


1972


1974


Shirley


Stein


1974


1976


Annette


Rubin


1976


1978


Elanor


Kean


1978


1980


Marilyn


Goodman


1980


1982


Frieda


Orenstein


1982


1984


Paula


Lite


1984


1986


Vera


Heisler


1986


1988


Julie


Iken


1988


1992


Marilyn


Goodman


1992


1996


Vera


Heisler


1996


?


Paula


Lite


?


?


Marilyn


Goodman


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2016