Jewish American Heritage Month

May marks Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), which recognizes and celebrates American Jews’ contributions to American history and culture.

President George W. Bush first proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month on April 20, 2006, after efforts by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders led to resolutions being passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate in early 2006.

In 2020, the National Museum of American Jewish History repositioned JAHM to encourage communities nationwide to celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in America, educate people about Jewish culture, and foster conversations about American Jewish present and future.

We invite you to join us to celebrate Jewish culture and achievements in our communities this month.