Jewish New Year’s Card

Between 1880-1924 over 2.5 million Jewish immigrants came to the United States. The majority of them came from Eastern Europe. While they were often described as Russian Jews, they came from the countries of Lithuania, Russia, Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus, Moldavia, Moldova Romanian, and Ukraine.

Hebrew Publishing Company New Nears card that was in use between 1900-1920. The Hebrew script reads, “Shelter us in the shadow of Your wings” (from the Book of Psalms 17:8)

You can use this Jewish New Year’s Postcard as a way to open a conversation about Jewish immigration to the United States. Consider using the following protocol to begin. If you prefer to use that Project Zero See-Feel-Think-Wonder thinking routine, here is a link.

  • Describe
  • Analyze
  • Interpret