May heralds in the ninth commemoration of Jewish American Heritage Month! The official website has been updated with upcoming events at venues such as the National Gallery of Art, the National Archives, the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington is teaming up with two of these organizations to present events:
- May 7: Book discussion, Lincoln and the Jews: A History, by American Jewish historian and professor Dr. Jonathan Sarna at the National Archives
- May 18: Historic lecture by Tammy A. Hepps of Reconstructing the Jewish History of Homestead, Pa in partnership with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Washington at the Library of Congress
The Society is also hosting a challah sale—four loaves for $24 to benefit it’s educational programs with pick up at their offices or free delivery in Penn Quarter. Deadline is May 4; sign up here.
On May 3, the Foundation for Jewish Studies and Congregation Beth El in Bethesda are co-hosting Jews, Protestants and the Secularization of Modern America with historian/professor Dr. David Hollinger.
Please comment with any other area events below!