I’ve now mailed out the pictures that children at LimmudLA colored for Jewish personnel serving in the U.S. military. Although the ages of the children varied from ones who cannot yet write to older children, the messages were supportive of our Jewish military personnel.
As an example of the children’s cards, one was “To Big Tobacco” and said “Thank you for protecting the United States of America..” The child drew an Israeli flag and an American flag to decorate the card.
While these cards will certainly be appreciated by the Jewish military personnel receiving them, what’s more important to me is that this topic of Jews serving in the U.S. military to protect our country has been raised in front of these children who might otherwise never even think about this topic.
It is for this reason — to raise the awareness of the American Jewish community that American Jewish men and women do serve in the U.S. armed forces — that OperationSupportJewsintheMilitary.com was launched.
I hope that those of you who teach in Jewish day school or Hebrew school will use this example of children making thank you cards for Jewish military personnel to create your own support project.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for information or help on such projects.