Saturday, May 2, 2020

Happy Jewish American Heritage Month!

May is Jewish American Heritage Month

By Presidential Proclamation every year since 2006, 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.

Newly led by NMAJH, organizations around the country are discovering, exploring, and celebrating the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience from the dawn of our nation to the present day.

Learn how Jews have shaped and been shaped by America across almost four centuries. Spread the word and join in the celebration!

#OurSharedHeritage #JewishAmericanHeritageMonth

Crises & Resilience 
in American Jewish History
Scholar Series
Thursday, May 7, 14, 21 at 6 pm
Tuesday, May 26 at 4 pm
Free, via Facebook Live
In conjunction with Jewish American Heritage Month

Each week during Jewish American Heritage month, we'll sit down virtually with some of our favorite historians and Museum advisors (who happen to be leading scholars of American Jewish history) to find out how they're doing and to learn how the Jewish community has faced and overcome crises throughout American history.  Click here for details

Michael Berenbaum, Independent Consultant; professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Sigi Ziering Institute, American Jewish University in Los Angeles

Lila Corwin Berman, Professor of Jewish Studies and Director, Feinstein Center for American Jewish History, Temple University

Pamela S. Nadell, Professor and Patrick Clendenen Chair in Women’s & Gender History, American University

Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. and Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University

Beth S. Wenger, Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday, May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow, a Global Day of Giving.

Each gift will be matched by a generous donor. Every gift counts and every dollar matters. Thank you to everyone who has already supported us.

Our doors may be temporarily closed but our programming continues and access to our collection goes on.

American Jewish stories are quintessential American stories; we better understand America and minimize prejudice and hate when we understand the experiences of American Jews who have shaped and been shaped by this country.

Help us to get through this crisis and continue our tireless work to preserve and celebrate this history through important national initiatives like JAHM.

Thank you for your support!