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Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is an annual recognition and celebration of Jewish American achievements in and contributions to the United States of America. Each year, this national celebration shows the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and recognition. In 2006, President George W. Bush first proclaimed the month of May as a time to recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to America and the American culture. Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution at the same time. Every American President since that time has signed a Proclamation calling on government entities as well as people of the United States to observe JAHM.  For more information, visit the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), home of Jewish American History Month coalition:

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Jewish American Heritage Month - Read, Watch, Listen



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  • Guesthouse for Ganesha by Judith Teitelman (Book)
  • Adults and Other Children by Miriam Cohen (Hoopla eBook)
  • The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict (Book, Hoopla eBook)
  • Warner Bros: The making of an American Movie Studio by David Thomson (Book)
  • Children of the Stars by Mario Escobar (Book
  • The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Apelfeld (Book)
  • The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Book)
  • The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman (Book, Audiobook on CD, Large Print Book)
  • Einstein and the Rbbi: Searching for the Soul by Naomi Levy (Book)

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Magazines & Newspapers


    • The Zookeeper's Wife (DVD)
    • PBS' The Jewish Americans (DVD)
    • Disobedience (DVD, Kanopy)
    • The Women's Balcony (DVD, Hoopla, Kanopy)
    • Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi, Season 2, Episode 13 (Hoopla)

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