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Why is recognizing and celebrating

Jewish American Heritage Month important?

A primary pillar of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism calls for an “Increase [in] awareness and understanding of antisemitism, including its threat to America, and broaden appreciation of Jewish American Heritage.” Celebrated annually in May, Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to expand your community’s understanding of Jewish Americans and familiarize them with the resilience of Jews in the face of oppression, as well as their contributions to American history, society, and culture. An important way to promote education about the Jewish community is to encourage your school, synagogue, local government, or other institutions to officially recognize May as Jewish Heritage Month.


For more information on recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month, please email 

Bring Jewish American Heritage Month programming to your community!

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