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Jewish American Heritage Month

Jewish American Heritage Month is observed in May 2022. Jewish American Heritage Month is an annual recognition and celebration of Jewish American achievements in and contributions to the United States of America. It is observed annually in the U.S. during the month of May.

Depending on religious definitions and varying population data, the United States is home to the largest or second-largest Jewish community in the world. In 2012, the American Jewish population was estimated at between 5.5-8 million, depending on the definition of the term.

President George W. Bush announced that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month in April 2006. The announcement was an achievement in the effort of the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish Community leaders for a celebration of Jewish Americans and Jewish American Heritage.

For more information check out these links:
American Jewish History: A Primary Source Reader (Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life) Paperback – November 4, 2014

Jacky ListonJewish American Heritage Month