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May is Jewish American Heritage Month!

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. Here’s how to celebrate this observance.

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What is Jewish American Heritage Month? 

Jewish American Heritage Month celebrates the achievements of American Jews every May. This observance was made official on April 20, 2006, when President George W. Bush proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month. This announcement was the culmination of efforts by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders, which resulted in the introduction of resolutions that urged the president to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. 

Jewish American Heritage Month programming

We’re excited to host events that celebrate the history, culture, and contributions of the Jewish American community! Here’s what’s happening over the next month:  

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Ways to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month 

Familiarize yourself with Jewish American history and culture

The history and culture of American Jews is multifaceted—some aspects are exciting and optimistic, while others are complex and painful. But all facets are important to understand and respect. 

During this month (and beyond), we encourage you to take the time to learn more about this community and how their contributions have shaped the U.S. that we know today! If you’re not sure where to get started, here are a few resources that can help: 

General resources

Books and movies


We also encourage you to visit local museums, events, and cultural celebrations during Jewish American Heritage Month. 

It’s also important to demonstrate your allyship to Jewish American communities year-round by taking action against acts of violence, discrimination, or unfair treatment. 

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