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Project Welcome Home

We Support Our Military

In 2014 the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia was selected as one of six JCCs across the country to pilot Project Welcome Home (PWH), a JCC Association and Jewish Chaplains Council initiative meant to help the agency better assist US servicemen and women, and their families, to re-engage with their communities. Whether you are new to this area or are returning home after deployment overseas or from a different location in the US, we are here to welcome and assist you.

Only military families and individuals understand the unique challenges and excitement of frequent moves with family members often located far away. Changing schools, transporting a pet, finding religious services and schools, and being away from family and friends are all challenges that you face on a regular basis. At the same time, military families have much to teach the civilian population about their experiences and careers. We would like to help you meet other military families if you so choose, and to become part of the larger community at the J. 

If you are interested in being part of this effort, either as a military member or a civilian, please contact Sara Astrow, JCC Military Liaison, at Sara.Astrow@jccnv.org,  or 703.537.3046.

Military Benefits Available at the J: click here for more information.

 


Links to helpful resources:

Jewish Veterans of America - The "patriotic voice of American Jewry" dedicated to all of America's veterans.

Fort Belvoir Jewish Congregation - For information, call 703-806-3393 or email saralyn.astrow.ctr@mail.mil.

Jewish Welfare Board - Offers Jewish military resources.

Serving Together Project - Clearinghouse for veterans' resources.

Our Military Kids - Provides scholarships for athletic, fine arts and tutoring to children with parents who are deployed.

National Military Family Association - Focuses on assisting military spouses and families.

National Museum of American Jewish Military History - 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.

TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. Provides support for bereaved military families.

Jewish Social Service Agency - Provides counseling and mental health assistance.

The Mission Continues - Assists veterans working to help their communities by connecting them with service platoons.

Got Your Six - A nonprofit organization that believes all veterans are leaders who are here to help their own community.

Jews In Green - Provides a tremendous amount of information for Jewish service members. 

For military branch specific organizations please contact Sara.Astrow@jccnv.org

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