Jewish American Heritage Month

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Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews' achievements and contributions to the United States of America during the month of May.[1]

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Jewish American Heritage Month
Guests at 2010 White House reception for JAHM welcome Jewish baseball hero Sandy Koufax (center left), and entertainer/activist Theodore Bikel (center right).
Observed byUnited States
SignificanceAnnual recognition of Jewish American achievements and contributions to the United States.
BeginsMay 1
EndsMay 31

President George W. Bush first proclaimed the month on April 20, 2006, as a result of cooperation with Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), as well as the Jewish Museum of Florida and the South Florida Jewish Community.[2] Since then, annual proclamations have been made by Presidents Bush, Obama, Trump, and Biden.

In 2020 the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia repositioned Jewish American Heritage Month to empower communities across the country to celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in America; educate diverse public audiences about Jewish culture; and spark crucial conversations about the American Jewish present and future.