For well over 360 years, Jews have profoundly contributed to America’s history, society, and culture – in the fields of science & medicine, academia & the arts, sports & entertainment, business & labor, civil rights & civic engagement, government & law, and military service. In 2006, then-President George W. Bush established May as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) to honor the long history of Jewish Americans and the many contributions our community has made in the United States. Below are resources to explore, learn, and celebrate American Jewish heritage.
2021 Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month
Every year, by Presidential Proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society.
Jewish American Heritage Month Programs & Events
JAHM 2021 will feature a series of hallmark events as well as highlight the work of its national community partners throughout May. The National Museum of American Jewish History will be hosting weekly virtual programs to celebrate.
Resources for Educator during JAHM
Access thousands of primary sources and an ever-expanding collection of document-based activities spanning the course of American Jewish history created by the National Archives and teachers around the world.
Blog Posts for Jewish American Hertiage Month
LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project
A project supported by Be’chol Lashon, LUNAR aims to highlight the racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish community by celebrating and making visible the experiences of young adults (18-30) who exist at the intersection of Jewish and Asian American in a...