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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.
Here at NMAJH
we are honored to lead this national effort with the support of more
than 75 organizations around the country who are discovering,
exploring, and celebrating the vibrant and varied American Jewish
experience from the dawn of our nation to the present day.
Each week during Jewish American Heritage month, we'll livestream a series of signature JAHM programs. From stories of communities coming together in the face of adversity, to fresh perspectives on Jewish tradition in America today, to the diversity of Jewish American life, there are many ways to learn and celebrate, and to be inspired....LEARN MORE
including a conversation with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl—the first Asian
American to be ordained as cantor or rabbi in North America—on her
experiences as an Asian American Jewish leader. Presented in partnership
with The Andrew and Ann Tisch Center for Jewish Dialogue atANU, The
Museum of the Jewish People.
THEME: This year's
theme takes its inspiration from the ancient sage Rabbi Hillel’s most
well-known saying–“If I am only for myself, what am I? If not
now—when?" JAHM will highlight historical moments in which
American Jewish communities demonstrated remarkable resilience and care
for communities outside of their own, and also how diverse communities
stood up for Jews in the face of antisemitism...LEARN MORE
This Jewish American Heritage Month, we are inviting the public to nominate and vote on the first ever Jewish American Hometown Hero to be inducted into the Museum's Ed Snider Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame. Nominations may be made April 30-May 10. Learn more and nominate a deserving individual today!
We've made it
easy for you to spread the word: use pre-made social posts and graphics
from our social media kit.
What's Happening in Your Community
There are more
than 75 JAHM 2021 partners from the around the country. Visit
the Resourcesand Partnerssection of the JAHM Website for ways
to celebrate Jewish American Heritage in your community and scroll down
for a full list of partners.
Our Museum is
thrilled to lead the national JAHM effort. Support JAHM today to ensure
we can reach as many Americans as possible with the JAHM message. We
need to educate all Americans about Jewish American heritage and remind
them of the importance of celebrating the diversity of our country to counter
hate in all forms.