Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington | Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum

Youth Education:
Jewish American Heritage Month Resources
Local Stories, a poster series with student and teacher resources, is available to help teach about Jewish American Heritage Month.

Historic 1876 Synagogue poster thumbnailHistoric 1876 Synagogue

This downloadable poster tells the story of the original Adas Israel synagogue, today the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum. Learn about the building’s life as a synagogue, churches, retail establishments, and finally a museum. Suitable for grades 6-12 and for adults. More information

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's CityJewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

Poster includes stories of members of the Jewish community living and serving in the nation's capital during the Civil War--for both the Union and Confederacy. A Medal of Honor winner and well as a Southern spy are featured. Suitable for grades 6-12. More information

Dream Comes Trues posterA Dream Comes True:
Washington-area Teens and the Birth of Israel

Poster features the spontaneous celebration on May 14, 1948 when the flag of the new State of Israel was raised on Embassy Row. Accompanying lesson materials focuses on the importance of teen social activism both then and now, and the role that teens played in rallying public support of the new State. Educational focus on the history of the creation of the state of Israel and its relationship with the United States. Suitable for grades 5-12. More information

Chaplain Alexander Goode posterChaplain Alexander Goode
Gave His Life for the Highest Duty

The poster and accompanying lesson profiles U.S. Army Chaplain Alexander Goode, a rabbi who gave his life in service to his country during World War II. One of the famed "Four Chaplains," Rabbi Goode along with three Christian chaplains gave his life to save soldiers on board the transport ship Dorchester when it was torpedoed and sunk in 1943. Focus is on the role of the military during periods of crisis and the ultimate sacrifice that some individuals chose to make in service to their country. Suitable for grades 7-12.
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