Support Our Soldiers


Past Events

70th Annual Membership Breakfast, November 20, 2016




Join us for our 70th Annual Membership Breakfast on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 9:45am, to be held at Congregation Shaarey Israel at 18 Montebello Road in Montebello. This year we are honoring David Carlucci, New York State Senator from the 38th District. Click on the image at the left to download a 2-page document which is foldable into a 4-page reservation form with more information about Senator Carlucci and his work on behalf of veterans. Please RSVP no later than November 10, 2016.


Food for Veterans Program, September 18, 2016




Fred Hecht Post #425 of Jewish War Veterans will be providing "Thanks to Vets" food bags at the Sloatsburg Village Hall on Sunday, September 18, 2016, from 9 to 11am. For further information call (845) 357-2990 or (845) 357-5100 ext 201.


Annual Convention for the Rockland Orange District Council, March 20, 2016




Please attend the upcoming Annual Convention for the Rockland Orange District Council, to be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the New City Jewish Center, 47 Old Schoolhouse Road in New City, New York. Click on the image at the left for a larger, printable version of the program.


General Meeting - NY State Tax Forum, March 7, 2016




PFC Fred Hecht Post 425 Jewish War Veterans of the USA will hold a General Meeting on Sunday March 6 at 10 am at Congregation Shaarey Israel 18 Montebello Road, Montebello NY.

This meeting is open to the public and will feature a New York State Tax Forum, moderated by State Senator David Carlucci and featuring John Wolham, Supervisor with NYS Dept of Taxation and Finance. The forum will explain the changes and enhanced benefits relating to property taxes for veterans and other homeowners as well as the latest developments in other NYS tax issues. Free light breakfast - Free admission - No solicitation - Question and answer period.

For those attending, in order to plan properly, please email your attendance with the number of attendees to  adjlevin@aol.com  or alternatively text same to 845 596-4911. Thank you.


69th Annual Membership Breakfast, October 25, 2015




Please attend our 69th Annual Membership Breakfast at PFC Fred Hecht Post #425 and Ladies Auxiliary, featuring as Guest Speaker JWV National Commander Jerry Blum, and as Guest of Honor Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey of the 17th Congressional District.

Please click on the image to the left to download a registration form. IMPORTANT: The deadline for registration has been extended to October 15, 2015. For more information, contact Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985, or Bill Farber at 845-357-2990 or billfarber@aol.com.


Salute to our Veterans and our Flag, June 21, 2015




Please attend our "Salute to our Veterans and our Flag" concert, featuring the 48 piece West Point Concert Band. This concert will be held on Sunday, June 21st, 2015, at Suffern High School. The doors will open at 1:15pm and the concert will begin at 1:50pm. Admission is FREE, and all attendees will receive a free Stars & Stripes Lapel Pin.


Salute to Our Veterans Concert, December 14, 2014




Please attend our Salute to Our Veterans Concert, featuring the 60 piece concert band The Ramsey Wind Symphony, at 1:30pm on Sunday, 14 December 2014, at Suffern High School.Tickets are $10.

Click on the image at the left for a downloadable order form, or call Bill Farber at 357-2990 or Phil Tisi at 357-5100.


2014 Convention, March 30, 2014







View the Convention program





A Salute to Our Troops Concert, November 24, 2013




The Rockland Orange District Council, Jewish War Veterans of The U.S.A., and the Town of Ramapo proudly present A Salute to Our Troops Concert, featuring The West Point Band.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
Doors open at 1pm; program begins at 1:30pm

Suffern High School Auditorium
49 Viola Road
Suffern, New York


67th Annual Membership Breakfast, October 27, 2013




Please attend our 67th Annual Membership Breakfast, to be held at Congregation Shaarey Israel, in Montebello, NY.

This year we will be honoring C. Scott Vanderhoff, Rockland County Executive, and Howard Goldin, Commander, Military Order of Purple Heart.

Contact Shelly Ohren, Phone 845-352-4985
or Al Zeilberger, Phone 845-354-8789

Click on the image for a larger, printable version.


A Testimonial Luncheon in Honor of Shelly Ohren, June 9, 2013




The Jewish War Veterans Of The United States Is Pleased to Announce
A Testimonial Luncheon In Honor Of
Shelly Ohren, JWV National Commander
Sunday, June 9, 12:00 PM
The Crown Plaza
3 Executive Boulevard
Suffern, NY 10901
$40 per person

 Download the invitation 


Annual Salute to Our Veterans concert, November 11, 2012




Please attend our annual Salute to Our Veterans concert on November 11, 2012 at Ramapo High School. This year we are again featuring Joe Battaglia's N.Y. Big Band.

Ticket prices are $15 and $10 (for veterans and senior citizens) before October 16, and $20 and $15 thereafter, so order your tickets right away by clicking on the image for a larger, printable version, or call Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985.


66th Annual Membership Breakfast, October 28, 2012




Please attend our 66th annual Membership Breakfast on October 28, 2012 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern.

This year we are honoring Paul Piperato, Rockland County Clerk, civic leader, and longtime supporter of our veterans and the Fred Hecht Post and the Rockland-Orange District of the Jewish War Veterans.

Click on the image for a larger, printable version, or call Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985 or NC Shelly Ohren (Quartermaster) at 845-354-8789 for further information.


Annual Salute to Our Troops and Veterans Concert, June 3, 2012


Please attend our annual Salute to Our Troops and Veterans concert on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Suffern High School.

This year we are featuring The Folsom Prison Gang, in A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash.

Click on the large arrow in the middle of this image to view the group’s YouTube video about their concert.




Click on this ticket application form for a larger, printable version, or call Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985 for further information.

This concert is free to all veterans and active duty military personnel, and $10 for all others.



Annual Salute to Our Veterans free concert, November 20, 2011





Please attend our annual Salute to Our Veterans free concert on November 20, 2011 at Suffern High School. This year we are featuring the U.S. Military Academy Band from West Point. Click on the image for a larger, printable version, or call Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985 for further information.


65th Annual membership Breakfast, October 23, 2011





Please attend our 65th annual Membership Breakfast on October 23, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern. This year we are honoring Phil Tisi, Chairman of the Suffern High School Social Studies Department, Assistant to the Supervisor in the Town of Ramapo, and longtime supporter of our Fred Hecht Post and the Rockland-Orange District of the Jewish War Veterans. Click on the image for a larger, printable version, or call Post Commander Al Zeilberger at 845-352-4985 or Quartermaster Shelly Ohren at 845-354-8789 for further information.


Ninth Annual Salute to Our Troops Concert, May 22, 2011





Please attend our 9th annual “Salute to our Troops” Concert on May 22, 2011 at the Suffern High School. Click on the image for a larger, printable version, or call 845-357-2990 for further information.



Fourth Annual Salute to Our Veterans Concert, November 21, 2010


The Rockland-Orange District of the Jewish War Veterans is proud to announce our 4th Annual Salute to Our Veterans free concert, on Sunday, November 21st, 2010, at 1:45pm at the Spring Valley High School. The concert will feature The Jazz Knights from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Aaron Kramer, Past Post Commander of the PFC Fred Hecht Post.

To obtain your free tickets to this concert, you may visit the Ramapo Town Hall Supervisors Office at 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY. Or click on the image at the left to print out and mail in a ticket request.



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

PFC FRED HECHT POST #425, LARGEST JWV POST IN NY STATE,
ANNOUNCES THAT ITS 64TH ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP BREAKFAST
WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE SENATOR THOMAS P. MORAHAN.
THE PUBLIC IS ALSO INVITED TO ATTEND.
CLICK ON THE BROCHURE BELOW FOR A PRINTABLE VERSION.

[Membership Breakfast]


Eighth Annual “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” Concert, May 30, 2010

Free admission to all members of the Armed Forces.

[SALUTE TO THE TROOPS Concert] The Eighth Annual JWV "SALUTE TO THE TROOPS" Concert was held on Sunday afternoon, May 30, 2010 to raise additional funds to ship more GI- Hygiene/Travel Kits to our soldiers. These Kits, which contain 17 personal toilet articles and a deck of playing cards, are also given to our "Wounded Warriors" who receive them in U.S. Military Hopitals in the USA and Germany. They have proven to be a very popular and most desirable gift.

Once again, the Town of Ramapo, with Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence and The Town Council, partnered with the Jewish War Veterans to co-host this event. This Memorial Concert was helped by The Suffern High School, and our annual benevolent sponsors, namely: The Orange and Rockland Uilities, The Provident Bank, The Tri-State Media Penny Saver, The Journal News and The Rockland County Legislature. A Buffet Luncheon will again be served to our Hospitalized Veterans at the Outback Steakhouse in Suffern, NY.


Seventh Annual “SALUTE TO THE TROOPS” Concert, May 17, 2009

Free admission to all members of the Armed Forces.

[SALUTE TO THE TROOPS Concert] The Seventh Annual JWV "SALUTE TO THE TROOPS" Concert was held on Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2009 to raise additional funds to ship more GI- Hygiene Kits to our Armed Forces including our wounded soldiers. These Kits, which contain 17 personal toilet articles and a deck of playing cards, are given to our "Wounded Warriors" who receive them in U.S. Military Hopitals in the USA and Germany. They have proven to be a very popular and most desirable gift.

Once again, the Town of Ramapo, with Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence and The Town Council, partnered with the Jewish War Veterans to co-host this event. This Memorial Concert was helped by Suffern High School and our annual benevolent sponsors, namely: Orange and Rockland Uilities, The Provident Bank, The Tri-State Media Penny Saver, The Journal News and The Rockland County Legislature. A buffet Luncheon was again served to our Hospitalized Veterans at the Outback Steakhouse in Suffern, NY prior to the Memorial Day concert.


“SALUTE TO THE VETERANS” Concert, November 23, 2008

[SALUTE TO THE VETERANS Concert] The PFC. FRED HECHT POST #425 of the JEWISH WAR VETERANS and the TOWN OF RAMAPO co-hosted the widely acclaimed U.S. Military Academy Band from West Point who entertained at our free annual JWV “SALUTE TO THE VETERANS” Concert. The festivities were held on Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at the 1212 seat Suffern High School auditorium on Viola Road, Suffern, N.Y. Prior to the concert, hospitalized veterans were again guests of the Outback Steakhouse for lunch.


Fifth Annual “SUPPORT THE TROOPS” Concert, May 25, 2008

The Fifth Annual JWV "SUPPORT THE TROOPS" Concert was held on Sunday afternoon, May 25th to raise additional funds to ship more GI Travel Kits to our soldiers. These Kits, which contain 17 personal toilet articles and a deck of playing cards, are given to the soldiers the day before they are deployed from their embarkation point. They have proven to be a very popular and most desirable gift.

Once again, the Town of Ramapo, with Supervisor Christopher P. St Lawrence and the Town Council, partnered with our Rockland-Orange District of the Jewish War Veterans to co-host this "SALUTE TO OUR ARMED FORCES". More details are listed on the flyers below.

[Salute to our Armed Forces Concert] [Salute to our Armed Forces Concert]

This fifth concert was helped financially by the Rockland Community College Theater, the Key Bank, and our annual benevolent sponsors, namely: the TD Bank North, Orange and Rockland Utilities, The Provident Bank, and the Rockland County Legislature.


Concert and Memorial Service, 3 June 2007

[concert flyer] After a short Memorial Service on June 3rd at the Lafayette Theater, an enthusiastic audience of over 650 persons enjoyed listening to “Our Salute To The Armed Forces” concert featuring Joe Battaglia’s N.Y. Big Band. This was the fourth annual concert presented jointly by the R/O District of the Jewish War Veterans and the Town of Ramapo to “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS.”

This effort was helped financially by the Lafayette Theater, the Provident Bank, TD North Bank, Orange and Rockland Utilities, Union State Bank and the Rockland County Legislature and ticket sales. All funds raised by JWV were directed entirely to our outstanding Gift-Pak program. A free luncheon was hosted by Outback Steakhouse for our hopitalized veterans who also were our guests at the concert.


Board Members of the Rockland/Orange District Council of the Jewish War Veterans

CommanderJoel Hershkowitz
Senior Vice CommanderMort Sanders
Junior Vice CommanderAl Zeilberger
QuartermasterOrrin Getz
AdjutantRandy Glucksman
Judge AdvocateAlan Moskin
V.A.V.S. RepresentativeBernhard Storch (Past Department Commander)
Service OfficerJim Rodgers


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