November 30, 2022

About Us

Mission Statement

The missions are:

1. To maintain true allegiance to the United States of America; to encourage honor and purity in public affairs; to combat whatever tends to impair the efficiency and permanency of our free institutions; to encourage the doctrine of universal liberty, equal rights, and full justice to all.

2.  To assist such sisters, comrades, and other Veterans, and their families, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, as may stand in need of help, encouragement or protection.

3. To combat the powers of bigotry and darkness wherever originating and whatever their target; to uphold the fair name of the Jew and fight his battles wherever assailed.

4. To gather and preserve the records of patriotic service performed by the men and women of our faith; to honor the memory and shield from neglect the graves of our heroic dead.

5. To install in American youth love of Country and Flag, and foster such activities as will tend to perpetuate the objects and ideals of our Organization.


Officers and Chairmen

President Natalie Blank
Senior Vice President Esther Rosenshein, PAP
Junior Vice President Shirley Zak, PDP
Chaplain Marica Jacobs, PDP
Patriotic Instructor Carol Adler, DP
Conductress Verna Rosenzweig, DP
Assistant Conductress Stephanie Naftelowitz, CP
Judge Advocate Sophie Ruderman, PNP
Treasurer Joanne Blum, PNP
Secretary Rosalind Kaplan
Guard Jennifer Naftelowitz
Historian Rosalie Loewy, DP


Program Chairmen
Action & Jewish Affairs Gladys L. Simon, PNP
Aid to Israel Marcia Jacobs, PDP
Americanism Carol Adler, DP
Armed Forces/USO Sandra Fritts, DP
Bulletin Editor Iris Goldwasser, PNP
Child Welfare Rosalind Kaplan
Community Relations Gloria Abramson, PDP
Consumer Affairs Stephanie Naftelowitz, CP
Convention Chairman Elaine Bernstein, PNP
Convention Co-Chairman Petra C. Kaatz, PNP
Double Chai Club Shirley Zak, PDP
Double Chai Club Pins Harriet Epstein, PAP
Fund Raising Esther Rosenshein, NSrVP
Fund Raising Co-Chairman Linda Singer, PNP
Hospital/Adopt-A-Hospital/Grant-A-Wish Shirley Zak, NJVP
Leadership/Membership/Organizing Charlene Ehrlich, PNP
Legislation Harriet Epstein, PAP
Mental Health Barbara Steiner, PDP
NMAJMH (Museum) Iris Goldwasser, PNP
Operation New Start Joanne Blum, PNP
Partners Freda Rosenshein, PNP
Programming Sandra Cantor, PNP
Publicity/Public Relations Sandra Cantor, PNP
Senior Citizens Verna Rosenzweig, DP
Student Awards Joanne Blum, PNP
V.A.V.S. Representative Petra C. Kaatz, PNP
V.A.V.S. Deputy Linda P. Singer, PNP
Veterans Service/POW/MIA Louise Baraw, PDP
Veterans Baby Shower Linda S. Colon, PNP
Washington Representative Harriet Epstein, PAP


Advisory Board
Chairman Petra C. Kaatz, PNP
Co-Chairman Elaine Bernstein, PNP
Immediate PNP Sandra Cantor, PNP
Iris Goldwasser, PNP
JoAnn Lifshitz, PNP
Lay Member Louise Baraw, PDP
Lay Member Verna Rosenzweig, DP


Budget Committee
Chairman Arlene Lodgen, PNP
Immediate Past President Sandra Cantor, PNP
Charlene Ehrlich, PNP
Linda P. Singer, PNPv
Charlotte Steinberg, PNP
Lay Member Stephanie Naftelowitz, CP
Lay Member Sandra Fritts, DP



Finance Committee
Chairman Linda S. Colon, PNP
National Treasurer Joanne Blum, PNP
Elaine Bernstein, PNP
Gladys L. Simon, PNP


Personnel Committee
Chairman Freda Rosenshein, PNP
Charlotte Steinberg, PNP
JoAnn Lifshitz, PNP


Standing Committee
Chairman Charlene Ehrlich
National President Natalie Blank, NP
Senior Vice President Esther Rosenshein, PAP
Junior Vice President Shirley Zak, NJVP
Judge Advocate Sophie Ruderman, PNP
Member Linda P. Singer, PNP


National Museum of American Jewish Military History
National President Natalie Blan, NP
Advisory Board Chairman Petra C. Kaatz, PNP
Senior Vice President Esther Rosenshein, PAP
Junior Vice President Shirley Zak, PDP
Judge Advocate Sophie Ruderman, PNP
Immediate PNP Sandra Cantor, PNP
JWVA’s Museum Chairman Iris Goldwasser, PNP
Member Rosalind Kaplan