MAJOR STUART ADAM WOLFER INSTITUTE
APRIL 23, 1971 - APRIL 6, 2008
KIA - BAGHDAD, IRAQ
When most Americans think of Veterans Day and Memorial Day, the first images that come to mind are sales. The Institute hopes to change this image by creating educational programs for schools and communities that focus on the meaning of Veterans Day & Memorial Day and to honor those military personnel in our communities who have so bravely served our country.
For more information, please contact: info@MSAWI.org
For a Memorial Day ceremony you can do wherever you may be click here (in conjunction with Freedom's Feast)
For Program Outlines to be incorporated into a school, religious institution or personal service, download MSAWI's program outline: (for a full set of supporting materials for either program outline, email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secular Program Outline
Jewish Program Outline
Click here to download "Profiles of Our Fallen" Courtesy of The Forward - Consider having the Profiles on a scrolling monitor throughout the month of May to remember our Fallen [please note, these Profiles are of the 37 American Jewish Troops killed in Iraq & Afghanistan; MSAWI hopes to have a set of Profiles representing all Troops killed in Iraq & Afghanistan in the coming year]
To watch a Memorial Day Tribute Video
(created by Naftali Hermann, "produced" by Leah Nerenberg)
STUDENTS THANK OUR VETERANS
The following organizations/schools paticipated in MSAWI's Veterans Day Card Project:
Click on any image to enlarge or click on an image to launch slide show of cards
Memorial Day remembrance program held at sar academy, riverdale, NY (2008 & 2009)
SAR Academy held its 2nd annual Memorial Day Program prior
to its students leaving for the Memorial Day weekend this past May. The program honored veterans from the families of the children who attend the school as well as veterans in the local Bronx community. In addition, the school remembered those soldiers who paid the ultimate price by giving of their lives in service to their country. The program included prayers, poems, and personal remembrances. In addition, two veterans who returned recently from Iraq and Afghanistan spoke to each grade sharing of their personal experiences.
COMMUNITY WIDE MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM HELD IN MANHATTAN, NY (2008 & 2009)
Sponsored by the Council of Young Jewish Presidents and cosponsored by over 40 other community organizations including MSAWI a community-wide Memorial Day observance was held to honor those soldiers who gave their lives on behalf of our country and its freedoms we hold so dear. Over 400 people attended this past year to pay tribute to our fallen soldiers from all wars in the United States.
Rear Admiral Mark Heinrich offered the evening’s key note address and Mr. Joseph Farkas reflected on his brother Lt. Daniel Farkas (z”l) who was killed in Afghanistan on July 4, 2008.
Attendees brought comfort items that were packaged and sent to soldiers currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM HELD AT B’NAI TORAH,
BOCA RATON, FL (2008)
Over 300 students, parents and teachers came together to mourn our country’s fallen at B’nai Torah on Memorial Day 2008. Esther & Len Wolfer spoke to the audience about their son, his commitment to his country and his experiences in Iraq. Afterwards, the children had the opportunity to view pictures of Major Wolfer and to ask questions.