September 2004 marked the 350th anniversary of Jewish settlement in North America. In honor of 350 years, the Jewish-American Hall of Fame Division of the American Jewish Historical Society commissioned artist Dana Krinsky to create a medal to celebrate.
The medal was available in bronze, silver, and vermeil, and this particular medal is the silver version. Designer Dana Krinsky has inscribed the words of George Washington and a quote from Leviticus. A group of men, women, and children are shown on a journey of liberation; the stars and horizontal stripes refer to the American flag.
From the Renee Stanley Collection