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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Jewish War Veterans Post 644 held a Veterans Day Service at the Jewish Federation of St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Complex. Photo by Bill Motchan

St. Louis Jewish War Veterans group names 2021-2022 officers

September 11, 2021

The Jewish War Veterans Post 644 of St. Louis has announced its new slate of officers. The following officers were elected for the 2021-2022 year: Ellis Frohman, commander; Leslie Birenbaum, senior vice commander; William Gold, junior vice commander;...

In this file photo, Jewish War Veterans Post 644 donates toys the organization collected  to the Hanukkah Hugs program organized by Women’s Philanthropy and Jewish Family Services. Pictured here are Harvey Bloth, Howard Holtzman, Pam Super, Lauren Gelber and Larry Chervitz. Photo: Howard Holtzman

Jewish War Veterans collecting toys for Hanukkah Hugs program

November 4, 2020

Jewish War Veterans Post 644 is collecting new toys for the “Hanukkah Hugs” program, which gives gifts to needy children during the holidays. There are collection bins for Hanukkah Hugs donations inside the front entrance of the Jewish Federation...

The Jewish War Veterans recently awarded its Chuck Sandroff Memorial Scholarship to Isabella Neuman. From left are JWV Quartermaster Larry Chevritz, Craig Neuman, Isabella Neuman, JWV Post 644 Commander Dennis Cohen, and Betsy Enger, the widow of Chuck Sandroff. Isabella, a senior at Parkway Central High School, received a $500 scholarship. Isabella’s Grandfather, Leon Gross, served in WWII in the Luzon Campaign, earning the Bronze Star Medal. Isabella is a member of the National Honor Society and she is active in the youth program at B’nai Amoona. She plans to study architecture in college.

Jewish War Veterans chapter seeks scholarship applicants

March 1, 2020

Post 644 of the St. Louis Chapter of the Jewish War Veterans is offering a $1,000 Chuck Sandroff Scholarship to high school seniors graduating from an accredited program and planning to enter a college- level or vocational training program in the fall. The...

Leonard Adreon served as a Marine combat corpsman during the Korean War. He recalls his experiences in his memoir, ‘Hilltop Doc.’ Photo: Bill Motchan

Korean War vet breaks 60-year silence on service

By Bill Motchan, Special to the Jewish Light May 25, 2017

Imagine living through a horrific experience, then bottling up the memory for more than 60 years.Leonard Adreon did just that.Adreon, 90, served in the Korean War and bore witness to the gruesome, primal nature of ground combat. Afterward, he made a decision...

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