Jewish American Heritage Month Resources

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May. 28, 2015
May, 2015

Source: Jewish American Heritage Month


By Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM).

A national month of recognition of the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture, JAHM acknowledges the achievements of American Jews in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and military service.

JFNA and individual Jewish Federations have been involved in the observance of JAHM from the kickoff of the idea in 2005 and its first official proclamation in 2006, helping launch the website and host events on Capitol Hill and around the country.

As we gear up for this May, we have compiled various resources to help you highlight Jewish American Heritage Month in your communities, and a popular JFNA Twitter feed, @JewishEvents, offers a dose of Jewish history facts each weekday, year round.


The JAHM site has an extensive selection of curricula and lesson plans for teachers, and, which was created to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of Jews in America, replicates some of them as well. Examples include: A Nation of Immigrants: Coming to America and Making a Home (1824-1924), American Jews and Civil Rights, Triangle Fire and Labor Movement.

Updated: Feb. 07, 2017
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