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.

A Dream Comes True:
Washington-area Teens and the Birth of Israel (1948)

A Dream Comes True posterA downloadable poster features the spontaneous celebration on May 14, 1948 when eight-year-old Oren Zinder raised a new flag on Embassy Row-- the flag of the State of Israel.

Accompanying lesson materials including classroom worksheets focusing 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.

The 24" x 36" poster and resources are available free of cost if folded and mailed flat. (Up to 5 copies are available for free.  Additional copies are available for $2/poster S&H.)  Copies mailed in poster tubes will be available for $5.

For more information on the role Washingtonians played in lobbying for the creation of the State of Israel, or to order your FREE copy of the poster, please email 


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