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

Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City posterThis downloadable poster tells the story of the original Adas Israel synagogue, today the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum. Learn about the building’s long life as a synagogue, four churches, multiple retail establishments, and finally a museum. Suitable for grades 6-12 and for adults.

Download 11" x 17" poster (PDF)

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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