Who We Are

Our Story

The Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America was founded in 1896 by a group of Civil War veterans to counter the myth that Jews did not serve our nation. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA is our nation’s oldest veterans organization and commemorates 350 years of participation in the defense of our nation.

The Founders of 644

Our founders from left to right: Joe Iken, Harry Dalin and Tommy Goldenberg


Heisler is an important member to the Jewish War Veteran Organization


The JWV logo

Move on to the National Organization page to learn more about the Jewish War Veterans.