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.

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City posterThe downloadable poster tells 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.

Download poster (7.73MB PDF)
Printing: Select "fit to margins" from your print options.

For more information about Jewish life in Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, VA, during the Civil War, order our book, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City, inspired by our exhibition by the same name.

President George W. Bush first proclaimed May to be Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). The new heritage month is an opportunity for educators to heighten awareness of American Jewish history, culture, and heritage. For more information on JAHM, visit