(US) President Biden Declares May Jewish American Heritage Month #usa #announcements

Jan Meisels Allen


President Joseph Biden signed a proclamation declaring May Jewish American Heritage Month.  May has been Jewish American Heritage Month since 2006 in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. To read the proclamation go to: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/04/30/a-proclamation-on-jewish-american-heritage-month-2021/


To celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month the Jewish Museum of American Jewish History  (JAHM) has virtual programs every week in May.  See: https://www.nmajh.org/jewish-american-heritage-month/


This year’s JAHM’s theme is: 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.


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! The nomination form is accessible at: https://www.nmajh.org/home-town-hero-contest/


To find out what is happening in your community –there are 75 JAHM partners see:



Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Pubic Records Access Monitoring Committee