Jewish American Heritage Month

In 2015, the Jewish population in the United States was estimated at 5.7 million—after Israel, the largest population of Jews in the world!

By presidential proclamation in 2006, May became Jewish American Heritage month!

An opportunity to focus on the considerable achievements and contributions to the United States by Jewish Americans.

Men and women like Jonas Salk, discoverer of the polio vaccine.

Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist, Edna Ferber.

Annie Fisher who spent her career working to improve education for emigrant children.

Artists, scientists, musicians, Nobel prize winners—Jewish American men and women in every conceivable field of endeavor.

Climbing the steps to the Supreme Court building, visitors looking up will see a row of the “lawgiver’s” of the world embedded in stone—each one facing the middle one: Moses holding the Ten Commandments!


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