May is Jewish American Heritage Month #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). Ever since 2006, by presidential proclamation May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. President Trump issued the 2020 proclamation on April 29th. To read this year’s proclamation see:


In 2018, the National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM. Jewish American Heritage Month is now led by the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH), located in Philadelphia, PA,  NMAJH is the country’s only institution dedicated to telling the story of American history through the lens of the Jewish experience.


Organizations around the country are showing the ways in which this history deserves our collective attention, pride, and celebration.

To learn more about JAHM see:


To read “Only in America Stories” such as Sandy Koufax, Emma Lazarus, Ruther Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein , Barbara Streisand, and more see:


Learn more in American Jewish History, art, and culture with resources from the JAHM partners including:

“I Shall Appear Fearless: Military Nursing in World War l –National Museum of American Jewish History


The Emma Lazarus Project   American Jewish Historical Society


The Legacy of Survivor Eva Kor  Candles Holocaust Museum



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


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