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.
2019 Theme: Jewish American Illustrators
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, December 14, 2018, (National Archives photo by Kitty Kouwenhoven)
Singer Eddie Cantor (center) sits next to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at a dinner of the Massachusetts Committee of Catholics, Protestants, and Jews in Boston, MA, May 25, 1950. Also seated (left to right): Frank Leahy and Paul Devers. (National Archives Identifier 196768)
Entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr., at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. (National Archives Identifier 542050)