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Post 54 Events
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All events are held at Cong Etz Chaim
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Sunday, Jan 12: 10:00AM: Monthly meeting of Post 54.

Sunday, Feb 2: 10:00AM: Monthly meeting of Post 54.
Please note change of date

Sunday, March 8: 10:00AM: Monthly meeting of Post 54.
Location TBD

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Jewish War Veterans Post 54 &
Cong Etz Chaim 9th Grade Class
Honors Veterans at
Jewish Oak Ridge Cemetery

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On Sunday, November 10, 2019, for the third straight year, JWV Post 54 of Lombard, Illinois, accompanied the 9th grade class of Congregation Etz Chaim to Oak Ridge Jewish Cemetery in Hillside, IL.  The students, their teachers - Kim Leffert and Ben Weiskopf, and post members cleaned the headstones and planted U. S. flags on graves of identifiable veterans buried there.

At the temple after the event, post members spent time with the students talking about their experiences in the service - positive or negative - with emphasis on being Jewish.  Members answered any questions the students or teachers had about their time in the service.  

This is an event that the teachers and principal feel educates the students about Jews in the U. S military and is sure to be repeated next year near Veterans Day.