JAHM 2023: William Shemin and the Medal of Honor

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Tuesday, May 16th, 2023
Live on Zoom, Registration Required
Virtual Doors at 12:30pm ET | Program at 1:00pm ET
Free with Suggested $12 Donation 

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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.

An Official Program of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with Jewish War Veterans (JWV), the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, the National Medal of Honor Museum Foundation, and JWB Jewish Chaplains Council. This event is made possible with the generous support of Joshua Landes.