Celebrate May as Jewish American Heritage Month!

Photo courtesy of wikipedia.

Emma Lazarus, Jewish American who wrote the inscription below the Statue of Liberty / Photo courtesy of wikipedia.

Though the month is half over, you still have plenty of time to get in gear for the federally sanctioned Jewish American Heritage Month, 31 days dedicated to the achievements and memory of American Jews.

Sponsored since 2006 by resolutions introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Senator Arlen Specter (now D-Pa.), Jewish American Heritage Month is a time of lectures, book talks and conversations dealing with American Jewish issues. Events can take place around the country, but in the District, we have governmental organizations to help us out! Kudos to The Library of Congress, the National Archives and Records Administration, the National Gallery of Art, The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Park Service for including our history and culture in their programming. For upcoming events, check out the links!

For more information on a national scale, click here.

Note: This blog will be on hiatus for the next three weeks, as I will be out of the country on vacation. Enjoy JAHM!

(Last year’s coverage)

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