Post 54 Events All events are subject to current stay-at-home rules.
Sunday, February 14: 10AM: Monthly meeting to be held virtually. Zoom information to be provided prior to the meeting. Speaker: Rabbi Sheldon Lewis, topic: Serving Jews in Wartime: Excerpts from a Chaplains Memoir in Vietnam. Click here for a full description of Dr. Brook’s talk and the link to join the discussion afterward.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository published a complimentary article about our former Commander Bruce Mayor and his volunteer work at the Hines V.A. Hospital Food Pantry. Kudos to Bruce for his ongoing commitment to our fellow veterans. Read the article here.
JWV Post 54 with Etz Chaim 9th Graders and Veterans Shabbat Service In what has become an annual event, members of JWV Post 54, joined by students of Cong Etz Chaim of Lombard’s 9th grade, placed U. S. Flags on the graves of identifiable veterans at Jewish Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois. This event educates our students about military service and how Jews served our nation. The event also honors all veterans during the Veterans Day holiday.
On Friday evening, November 13, Cong Etz Chaim dedicated its Shabbat service to honor veterans. Members of Post 54 contributed to the service by reading various prayers throughout the evening. A video created for the service shows Post 54 members and 9th grade students placing U. S. flags on Jewish veterans, and photos of members while in the service. Click the flag to view the video. (The complete service can be viewed here.)