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History of Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month was born on April 20, 2006 when President George W. Bush proclaimed it would be celebrated in the month of May. This was, in part, thanks to Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Senator Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania urging the president to declare a month that would recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture.

Celebrate by Learning

What better way to celebrate than through learning? There are so many fun and educational resources out there, including books, movies/documentaries, and podcasts! Read below for a list of a few, as well as links to full lists!

Read

ContemporaryChanging the World from the Inside Out: A Jewish Approach to Personal and Social Change by Rabbi David Jaffe Debut FictionAnna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit PoetryAlmost Complete Poems by Stanley Moss More books here.

Watch

School Ties (1992) – Movie The Chosen (1991) – Movie Shared Legacies (2020) – Documentary More to watch here.

Listen

The Jewish Lives Podcast Two Nice Jewish Boys Podcast Judaism Unbound Podcast Find more podcasts here.

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