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Wed, May 01

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Jewish American Heritage Month

From contributing important scientific discoveries to raising the flag for the abused and neglected, the Jewish population has had a huge role to play in where America stands today on the world stage. To honor the Jewish communities’ achievements, May was declared as Jewish American Heritage Month.

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May 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

Jewish people have been great advocates for other minorities and their rights in America. They participated in the Civil Rights Movement, having showed up at voter registrations, rallies, sit-ins, e.t.c. All the achievements by Jewish people, big and small, deserve to be recognized and celebrated — and there’s no better time than in Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM).

The efforts to create a Jewish American Heritage Month had been in the pipeline since 1980. The U.S. Congress passed and authorized a bill that would allow President Carter to designate a special week in either April or May for Jewish heritage celebrations. Finally, in April of 2006, the whole month of May was dedicated to recognizing and honoring Jewish contributions and achievements by former president George W. Bush. Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement or click HERE to view the resources developed by National Today.

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