Jewish American Heritage Month

Celebrate With Your Library

May 1-31, 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

During May, Jewish American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to the history, culture and society of this country. The origins of the month began in 1980 with the establishment of Jewish American Week. Through the bi-partisan efforts of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and the late Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the month was established in 2006 by President George W. Bush to honor the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans and to educate all Americans. It has been continued since then by presidential proclamation.

The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia leads the nationwide celebration that features a month-long series of events, including a virtual Capitol Hill event on May 10 and the premiere of a documentary about a rabbi who played a key role in the civil rights movement. The museum also offers online tours, exhibitions, artifacts and stories and educational resources. Read more about Jewish Women’s Archive which held its 25th anniversary on November 4, 2021.

(Information courtesy of the National Museum of American Jewish History)

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