Veterans Day 2020 (November 11th)
NOTE: The Department will be having, weather permitting, a virtual Veterans Day ceremony from Garrison Forest Veterans cemetery at 11am on November 11. Facebook live streaming information can be found at JWV Maryland Free State Post 167 or Jewish Uniformed Service Association of Maryland.
Below is the link to JWV Post 692’s “virtual” Veterans Day program - "click" on the link & see a great presentation
In honor of Veterans Day, the following Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs ceremonies will take place on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
Ceremonies are limited to under 250 guests, all guests must wear face coverings and comply with COVID-19 Executive Orders and CDC guidance on health safety.
Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery – 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, Maryland 20623
Crownsville Veterans Cemetery – 1122 Sunrise Beach Road, Crownsville, Maryland 21032
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery – 6827 East New Market Ellwood Road, Hurlock, Maryland 21643
No ceremonies are scheduled at: Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery; Rock Gap Veterans Cemetery; World War II, Vietnam Veterans, Korean War, or Gold Star Families Memorials
JWV Department of Maryland responds to the COVID19 crisis:
The Officers of the JWV Department of Maryland highly encourage all members to contact their fellow members (or any veteran) during these times of social isolation. It is important to ensure our fellow members are well and not in need. If you find a member that is in need please contact your Department leadership at so we may assist.
As you can imagine - Department and Post activities are on hold at this time. However, your Department Officers encourage virtual meetings, if possible, via a teleconference or phone conference. Please ensure those members that do not have a computer are also being contacted. If you need assistance on how to hold a virtual meeting - email us at and we will get a tech expert to help you out.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take action to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2QpPvH8 .
Department of Maryland JWV of U.S.A Officers
Commander - COL Erwin A. Burtnick, USA (RET)
Sr. Vice Cdr - COL Charles N. Jay, USA (RET)
Jr. Vice Cdr - Michael Zippert
Judge Advocate - Mark Mentz
Quartermaster - Charles Sandler
National Executive Committee - Lt Col Sheldon Goldberg USAF (RET)
Department Chaplain - Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum
Maryland Military Coalition (MMC) - the MMC was established to give Veterans and military members a more powerful voice in the Maryland General Assembly because when the military community comes together as one more can be accomplished. The Department of Maryland JWV is proud to be a founding member of this Coalition.
"Click" on this link to view MNC's 2020 Legislative Goals, Maryland General Assembly, 2020
Visit by National Commander Harvey Weiner & Chief of Staff Barry Lischinsky
October 27, 2019
Department of Maryland Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A. at a Glance
Our Mission Statement
We, citizens of the United States of America, of the Jewish faith, who served in the Military of the United States of America, in order that we may be of greater service to our country and to one another, associate ourselves together for the following purposes:
To maintain true allegiance to the United States of America;
To foster and perpetuate true Americanism;
To combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions;
To uphold the fair name of the Jew and fight his or her battles wherever unjustly assailed; to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all men and women;
To combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever their target;
To preserve the spirit of comradeship by mutual helpfulness to comrades and their families;
To cooperate with and support existing educational institutions and establish educational institutions, and to foster the education of ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen, and our members in the ideals and principles of Americanism;
To instill love of country and flag, and to promote sound minds and bodies in our members and our youth;
To preserve the memories and records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of our faith;
To honor their memory and shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.
Massing Of the Colors
Ft. Meade, MD
May 19, 2019
Collecting funds at the
Ft. Meade, MD Commissary for the Baltimore VA Hospital
Massing of the Colors
Fort Meade, MD
May 19, 2019
2019 Department of Maryland
JWV - Annual Meeting
Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs
Food & Fellowship with fellow veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Maryland JWV Posts
Post 117 - Roger C. Snyder Memorial Post, Baltimore MD 21208
Post 167 - Maryland Free State Post, Owings Mills MD 21117
Post 380 - Commodore Levy Post, Annapolis MD 21401
Post 567 - Krieger-Loube Post, Silver Spring MD 20906
Post 692- LT Harold Greenberg-Albert Lerner Post, Rockville MD 20850
Post 888 - Paul D. Savanuck/Shaarei Zion Post 888 Baltimore MD 21215
Contact Department of Maryland Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A.
Maryland Free State Post 167
Maryland Free State Post 167 usually meets at the Owings Mills VFW Post 521 the third Monday night of each month (7:15 pm) - 214 S Tollgate Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117 March through October and at Milk & Honey Bistro - 1777 Reisterstown Rd #120, Pikesville, MD 21208 (10:00 am) usually third Sunday of each month November through February.
January 19, 2020 (Milk & Honey) 10:00 am
Why be a member of Jewish War Veteran Post 167 – Owings Mills Maryland?
You get the opportunity to make an impact by being part of something greater than yourself. Post 167 JWV is active in our community as well as the state & national stage, developing and advancing veteran policies and laws that improve services and benefits for service members, veterans, their families and survivors receive.
Post 167 provides an opportunity for you to have a leadership position at the local level and, if interest can lead to state, and national levels. This give our members the opportunity to be actively involved in the veteran advocacy process at all levels.
It’s where your “battle” buddies hang out. At its heart Post 167 is a veteran alumni network. This is the place where those who wore the uniform can come together and enjoy one of the things they enjoyed most about serving – each other’s company.
Post 167 is built around bringing together individuals with a common background in a place where they can share camaraderie and develop relationships.
Social opportunities include regular local meetings, national conventions, annual Hanukkah parties, community service projects, etc.