Jewish American Heritage Month - May 2023

There’s a lot to celebrate in May - spring flowers, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and, since 2006, Jewish American Heritage Month.  Following a concerted effort by Jewish leaders to establish a national month of commemoration, Jewish American Heritage Month was inaugurated in 2006 by a Congressional Resolution and a Presidential Proclamation by George W. Bush which read: “During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich history of the Jewish people in America and honor the great contributions they have made to our country.” Why May? The month was chosen following an inspirational celebration in May, 2004, of the 350th anniversary of the arrival of the first Jews to New Amsterdam in 1654.  Click here to learn more from the Library of Congress’s Jewish American Heritage Month website; and click here to find unique ways to celebrate Jewish heritage.  Finally, click on the book jackets below to be taken to some of the fabulous reads in our catalog.  L’Chaim!

“Whatever you choose to do, leave tracks. That means don’t do it just for yourself. You will want to leave the world a little better for your having lived.”  Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”  Albert Einstein

“For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.”  Simon Wiesenthal

Published by Barbara Kokot on April 12, 2023
Last Modified June 13, 2024