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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.

Sunday, March 14, 10AM: Monthly meeting of Post 54, via Zoom.

Sunday, April 11, 10AM: Monthly meeting of Post 54, via Zoom.

COVID-19

Information from the VA for veterans concerning the coronavirus can be found here.

The Veterans Affairs department recently announced several initiatives concerning family caregivers and travel.  Click on any of the following topics to see the VA fact sheet:

The Illinois Lottery game, proceeds going to veterans. Click for more information.

Bruce Mayor

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.)

Click to view a video of JWV Post 54 and other veterans