Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Every May, we recognize the impact that American Jews have had on our society and culture as part of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). 

During JAHM, communities nationwide celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in the United States, educate people about Jewish culture, and create dialogue around past and current issues that are important to Jewish Americans.

President George W. Bush proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month on April 20, 2006. Earlier that same year, the House of Representatives and Senate passed resolutions, thanks to efforts led by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders. 

As the number of antisemitism incidents in the United States continues to increase, it’s more important than ever to support and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Jewish Americans. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents were up 36% in 2022, the largest increase since statistics started being tracked in 1979.

From all of us at TwinStar, we invite you to join us to celebrate Jewish culture and achievements this month.