Monday, May 3, 2021

Happy 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.

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.

Spread the word and join in the celebration! Keep scrolling and visit to learn more.

Happy JAHM!


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 


May 8-10: Drop-in screening of Spiritual Audacity: The Abraham Joshua Heschel Story

May 10: Conversation with Members of the Congressional Caucus on Black Jewish Relations

May 16-17: REBOOT's all-night Shavuot Festival, DAWN

May 21: Virtual Capitol Hill JAHM Celebration

May 27: Lessons of the Soviet Jewry Movement for Today with Natan Sharansky, in partnership with Combat Anti-Semitism and the National Coalition Supporting Soviet Jewry

May 30: National Jewish Community Observance of Memorial Day

And 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 at ANU, The Museum of the Jewish People.




JAHM 2021 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!



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Find Out What's Happening in Your Community

There are more than 75 JAHM 2021 partners from the around the country. Visit the Resources and Partners section 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.