Jewish American Veterans Memorial

Ceremony to Re-Dedicate the American Jewish Veterans Memorial

Alexander and Ruth Adler

On November 13, 2016 we were able to honor veterans — past and present — and re-dedicate the American Jewish Veterans Memorial. We’d like to share a couple moving speeches from that day.

Read Sheldon Goldberg’s Full Speech

“There is no question in my mind that today, no one doubts either the fighting qualities or the military leadership abilities of the American Jew, many of whom have reached the pinnacle of their respective service component.

And that is why we are here today. Not to memorialize those who have fallen in battle, but to thank, honor, and remember those American Jewish men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States and those who still serve today.”

Read Alison Adler’s Full Speech

“My father and his fellow Jewish War Veteran Post 58 colleagues had dreamed for many, many years of this tribute to all Jewish men and women who served in our Nation’s military. They talked about it incessantly. Over the years several attempts at funding fell through and eventually the concept just faded away. But not in Alex Adler’s mind. The thought never left him.

I know my father is here with us today in spirit and is thrilled at this new, more visible and enhanced location for this memorial.  And he, his two daughters and son-in-law are full of gratitude to JWV Post 692, the Bender Jewish Community Center, his own Post 58 and the many individuals who came together to make this possible.

Daddy, today belongs to you.”

Watch Sheldon’s interview with Maryland Public Television’s State Circle:

Contribute to the Wall of Honor or Remembrance Walkway

We just re-dedicated the American Jewish Veterans Memorial!

Cement your place in history and add to the Wall of Honor or Remembrance Walk Program, located in front of the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville!

A plaque on the Wall of Honor or a paver on the Remembrance Walkway makes a wonderful memorial, birthday or holiday gift.

It’s a great way way to honor a family member, memorialize a loved one, friend who has served, is serving, or plans to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, or to acknowledge your Post or Auxiliary.


Paver Plaque

4″x8″ 2-line paver | $200

4″x8″ 3-line paver | $250

8″x8″ 8-line paver | $500

4″x6″ Satin Aluminum Plaque 8-lines max | $200

NOTE: Character limit is 16 for all upper case inscriptions and 20 for mix upper & lower case. Spaces and punctuation count as characters.

Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg, USAF (Ret)Please send your name, phone number and address to Lt. Col. Sheldon Goldberg, USAF (Ret) at: or call (301) 572-6168 or send it via mail to:

2967 Gracefield Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20904