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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;...

Sophie Chervitz

Jewish War Veterans scholarship awarded

July 31, 2020

Jewish War Veterans Post 644 has awarded Sophie Chervitz the 2020 Chuck Sandroff Scholarship. Chervitz is the daughter of Marc Chervitz and Vicki Redler Chervitz. The family attends Young Israel.The $1,000 scholarship is given annually to an outstanding...

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...

Jewish War Veterans plan Memorial Day ceremony

May 18, 2016

On Sunday May 29, the Jewish War Veterans hold a Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Jewish Federation building, 12 Millstone Campus Drive. Rabbi Ze’ev Smason of Nusach Hari B’nai Zion will conduct the service. Names of departed Jewish Veterans...

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