National Jewish Community Observance of Memorial Day

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 7pm ET
See “Ways to Watch” below

From the Revolutionary War through today’s ongoing war against terrorism, American Jews have served nobly in all branches of our country’s militaryand many are among our nation’s fallen heroes. It is incumbent upon America’s Jewish community, therefore, to mark Memorial Day for both its national and its Jewish significance.  

During this year’s JWB Jewish Chaplains Council® National Jewish Community Observance of Memorial Daythe theme of which is Together in Memory, wwill hear from post9/11 Jewish Gold Star Families. Members of these families—who have had a close relative killed in action—will reflect and reminiscence about the lives and legacies of their loved ones. Jewish military chaplains and leaders of the American Jewish community will offer words of prayer and support, as well as a commitment to ever honor the memories of Gold Star Families’ loved ones. 

Featuring greetings from Senate Majority Leader, Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator for New York. 

Ways to Watch

Facebook: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum’s Facebook page at 7pm ET. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

NMAJH website: A little before the program start time, the livestream will also be available at the top of this page. You will be prompted to enter your email address. Please note that you may need to refresh your screen and press “play” on the video—the static image will be replaced with the live feed before the program starts.

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here. There are a limited number of Zoom slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Zoom will cut off registration when the limit has been reached. Should that occur, please use one of the other methods listed above instead—they are all free and have unlimited capacity.

This program is organized by JWB ​Jewish Chaplains Council and the JCC Association of North America​ in partnership with the National Museum of American Jewish History and Jewish American Heritage Month.


Jewish Welfare Board, Washington, D. C., ca. 1919
National Museum of American Jewish History, 2006.1.1150
Peter H. Schweitzer Collection of Jewish Americana


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