Jewish American Heritage Month Resources
Chaplain Alexander Goode (1911–1943)
Gave His Life for the Highest Duty
Commemorate Four Chaplains Day, designated February 3rd by Congress,
with these resources.
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.
The 24” x 36” poster is available for free. The cost of shipping and handling is $5. Please ask to make special accommodations for large orders. To order the poster and/or educational resource booklet, please email email@example.com.
To learn more about chaplains and their service, visit the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.
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 http://www.jewishamericanheritagemonth.us/.