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William Shemin and the Medal of Honor

Hosted By: The Weitzman National Museum Of American Jewish History, National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH - Washington, DC)

Be part of a special online event in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month, as we delve into the extraordinary life of William Shemin, a Jewish Medal of Honor recipient. Learn how Shemin’s life and legacy intertwines with the greater Jewish American narrative. Check out our new virtual exhibition, William Shemin: Above and Beyond the Call of Duty, to learn more!

Attendees will enjoy a fascinating exploration of the Medal of Honor and its history, led by Greg Waters, Director of Curatorial Affairs for the Medal of Honor Museum. Dr. Josh Perelman, Chief Curator and Director of Interpretation at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, will present on the life of William Shemin, and we’ll have the privilege of hearing personal insights from his daughter, Elsie Shemin-Roth.

Moderated by the award-winning writer and editor, Sandee Brawarsky, who will skillfully guide the conversation and bring the stories to life. We invite you to join us for this enlightening and educational event that celebrates the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans throughout history. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of our shared heritage. Register now to reserve your spot.

This event is made possible with the generous support of Bryna and Joshua Landes and family in memory of their father and grandfather Rabbi Admiral Aaron Landes.

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The Weitzman National Museum Of American Jewish History

Established in 1976, and situated on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History is the only museum in the nation dedicated exclusively to exploring and interpreting the American Jewish experience. The Weitzman NMAJH presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.
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National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH - Washington, DC)

Chartered by an act of Congress in 1958, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the U.S.A., documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism, and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.
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