Department Meetings for 2022-2023


Just a reminder of the Department Meeting dates for 2022-2023:

* Sunday, October 2, 2022 

* Sunday, January 8, 2023 

* Sunday, April 2, 2023 

* Sunday, June 4, 2023 Installation

All meetings begin at 10AM and will be both in-person as well as on Zoom. 

Our first meeting on Sunday October 2nd will be held in person at my home: 836 E Lamar Rd, Phoenix, AZ  85014.  I’ll be send out the invitation information, including the Zoom codes, by Sunday. 

With blessings,

Rochel Hayman

Thank you to and from JWV Commander Alan Paley

Chuck Wolin (Post 619 Commander) sent this thank you to National Commander Alan Paley after his brief visit on Sunday, December 5 to Tuesday December 7, 2021.

   Dear Commander Paley, On behalf of my Wife Judy, Myself, Post’s 619, 210, 201 & 

The District of the Southwest. It has been both an honor and a privilege for Judy and 

I to have been able to escort you around Phoenix on your whirlwind visit. 

I do hope that you enjoyed your trip here as much as we have in having you.

If you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, our doors are always open to you.

    You have added much more meaning to our celebration of Veterans Day and added InSite 

to the date, “December 7, 1941.” for us.

   On behalf of all our JWV local family, I wish you G-ds Speed and a very successful 

tour of duty as National Commander.

…..Chuck W …..   [ Commander Post 619 JWV ]   602-300-5913


This was Commander Paley’s reply;

Thank you and Judy for schlepping me all around during my visit.  I really enjoyed visiting Arizona and was glad that we could highlight the Jewish War Veterans in several public programs.

As I said during our lunch at Chompies, leadership is there to support each and every one of you.  Don’t be bashful if you need to reach out to us.  We are here to help you in any way that we can.

Should I travel to Arizona again, I will be more than happy to take you up on your kind invitation.

Good luck with the outcome of Post 201, and I hope you will be able to view the upcoming NEC meeting when we meet at the end of January in Orlando.




Hello from JWV Department of the Southwest!We trust this finds you and your family safe and healthy. Although we were hoping to be able to be in person already, it appears our first Department meeting of the year will be virtual. 

Please join us Sunday, September 12th starting at 10AM.  The room will be open starting at 9:45AM so we can start promptly at 10.
Please find your link below and remember to share it with other members of your Post. We will have regular business, a report from the annual convention, and updates from National.  Please bring your ideas as well.

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News from National

A Jewish Voice for Veterans, a Veteran’s Voice for Jews.The Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. (JWV) Newsletter keeps the Jewish American military and veteran community apprised of the latest news and updates from here in the capital in order to keep our leaders and future leaders informed of the latest comings and goings.  Here’s what you need to know:

JWV’s 126th Annual National Convention was a success!

The convention featured several notable guest speakers and presenters, including Donald Remy, Deputy Secretary of the VA, and Kimberly Guise, Senior Curator of the National World War II Museum. We hope to see you all at the convention next year.

The Department of TALO
Department of TALO
The Membership Committee meeting
Membership Committee
Swearing in of new National Commander Alan Paley and Vice Commander Nelson Mellitz
Swearing in of new National Commander Alan Paley and Vice Commander Nelson Mellitz
Members of the Women in the Military Committee
The Women in the Military Committee

Thank you to everyone who attended and made this a safe and successful convention. If you weren’t able to join us in New Orleans, here are links to all of the sessions that were available to live stream last week:

NMAJMH event: Kimberly Guise, Senior Curator & Director for Curatorial Affairs at the National World War II Museum discussed the work of the museum and the experiences of Jewish-American POWs in World War II.

NEC Meeting

JWV/JWVA Joint Opening featuring Deputy Secretary of the VA Donald Remy:

NMAJMH Board of Directors Meeting

National Commander’s Banquet

Congratulations to our new National Commander Alan Paley and National Vice Commander Nelson Mellitz

Congratulations to PNC Michael Berman on being awarded the Murray L. Rosen Member of the Year Award, and to all those who won awards last week at our 126th Annual National Convention!

In the News

Veterans groups demand meeting with Biden about aiding Afghan allies
Organizations representing U.S. veterans want an audience with President Biden to ensure there’s a plan in place to evacuate allies and partners from Afghanistan.

VA secretary reiterates need for coronavirus vaccines as veteran cases, deaths rise
Coronavirus cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients have more than tripled in the past three weeks as nearly 650 veterans have died in the latest surge, according to VA data.

More than 47,000 troops, vets will see federal student loan fees waived
The Department of Education will automatically grant financial relief to individuals who previously had to apply for this benefit.
JWV Celebrates 125 Years

To celebrate this milestone, order the 125th Anniversary commemorative pin! The pins are $5 each and a minimum of 5 pins per order is required. To place your order, e-mail or call Ben Kane at 202-448-5410.
JWV Events Around the Country
Are you having an online event that you want to invite the rest of JWV to attend?  Do you want to attend JWV events from other posts or departments?  You can now find the calendar at the bottom of our home page at  To submit an event, please send an email to .
Submissions for next The Jewish Veteran
Have you or your post done something you want to share with JWV?  Do you want to write an article about veteran issues?  If you are interested in submitting photos or articles for the third issue of The Jewish Veteran in 2021, the deadline is September 2.  Send items to  If you have questions, call Cara Rinkoff at (202) 265-6280 ext. 413.