November 19, 2018
P.O. Box 802, Levittown, PA 19058
Phone: 267-573-9697

About Levittown’s Post 697

Founded in 1896, the Jewish War Veterans of the USA is the oldest veteran organization in the nation. Since the beginning, the organization has continually served both the needs of all its fellow veterans as well as those in our community and the nation. This includes numerous programs for all ages that promote patriotism and love of country. In all of these things, the JWV of the USA has established a noble tradition of excellence and dedication that will inspire any prospective member in considering in joining us. In this regard, Post 697 offers a variety of memberships that will allow both veterans and non veterans of all faiths the privilege of becoming associated with what is recognized as one of the finest and most renowned veteran’s organization in the veteran community.

Ongoing programs includes scholarships for descendants of JWV members, providing Veterans Service Officers representing veterans and their families before the Department of Veterans Affairs, membership life and health insurance coverage and prescription program, audio-visual library resources.

The JWV disaster relief fund, care packages to service personnel and a host of other programs that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others

All those interested in learning more about us either sending an email to the address located on top of the Home Page or by telephoning the number located also on the Home Page under the Post 697 Committees section.

Ladies Auxiliary Post 697 JWV

BARBARA POLONSKY, Auxiliary President

Ladies Auxiliary members have always been regarded as the “right hand” of the Post. The National Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary is a philanthropic/humanitarian organization which is second to none.

Locally, our membership participates in veterans programs which include making donations to three area veterans hospitals four times each year to fund bingo parties and other social and/or entertaining events conducted at these facilities. Not too long ago, our members were able to be actual participants in all of the programs mentioned, however because of primarily aging problems and related health issues, we have been forced to curtail most of this activity. This same situation has also impaired our ability to provide homemade knitted lap robes to the hospital and nursing home patients. One of our longstanding distinguished members, Penny Young Sklar, donates much time and energy to performing volunteer service at the Delaware Valley Veterans Nursing Center located in N.E. Phila. Included in her service is the providing of “snacks” paid for by our Auxiliary, to the veterans that reside there.

The Auxiliary also assists the Post with many of its events such as its Community Seder, etc. Our community service includes a “Local Day Program” benefiting “challenged adult clients” and their care providers This primarily consists of the donation of greatly appreciated “Wish List” items to them.