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Jewish American Heritage Month

NARA is proud to observe Jewish American Heritage Month and to recognize Jewish contributions to American culture, history, military, science, government, and more.

In 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month. This was a result of a concerted effort by American Jewish leaders to introduce resolutions in both the U.S. Senate and the House urging the President to proclaim a month specifically recognizing Jews in America and their contributions to the United States.



When Rabbis Bless Congress: The Great American Story of Jewish Prayers on Capitol Hill

America’s Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today

Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR

The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court, from Brandeis to Kagan – Their Lives and Legacies

The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

Lincoln and the Jews: A History  

We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History

When General Grant Expelled the Jews

Shared Legacies: Honoring the Black-Jewish Civil Rights Alliance

Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis and Social Justice