2021 Collection: Jewish American Heritage Month

Curated Series
The Jewish Education Project
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Every year, the president of the United States signs a presidential proclamation declaring May as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). JAHM celebrates the contributions American Jews have made to all facets of American society. From the arrival of Jewish refugees in New Amsterdam (now New York) from Brazil in 1654, to the 33 Jewish members of the 117th in Congress in 2021, American Jewish history is filled with stories of immigration, innovation, triumph, and challenge. Using our curated resource collection explore the complexity of American Jewry and discuss what makes American Judaism vibrant, unique, and inspiring. 

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Jewish American Heritage Month

Learn more about Jewish American Heritage Month.

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American preview

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

A virtual tour of the Museum of American Jewish History's exhibition highlighting American Jews and minorities in the game of baseball.

Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus Curriculum

Curriculum about the life of American Jewish activist Emma Lazarus.

Open Book, The National Museum of American Jewish History

OpenBook: Discovering American Jewish History Through Objects

The OpenBook curriculum teaches American Jewish History through objects and hevruta style learning.

American Flag

The Jewish Americans

Lesson plans based on the the PBS series The Jewish Americans.

George Washington

Give Bigotry No Sanction Project

Use these resources to explore George Washington's relationship with Jews in Colonial America.

Rose Schneiderman

Living The Legacy

Resources to explore the roles of Jews in the Civil Rights and Labor movements.

Lunar: The Jewish-Asian Film Project logo

Lunar: The Jewish-Asian Film Project

A new film series by Be'Chol Lashon that aims to expose the experiences of Asian-American Jews.

Pieces of Mail

Seattle Sephardic Legacies

Learn about the history of Seattle's Sephardic Community.

Navigating Jewish American Identity

Navigating Jewish American Identity

Students explore their Jewish identity and how it coexists with their identity as Americans.

Picture of Isahan Iran

Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

Curriculum focusing on the history of Jews in Iran and Iranian Jews in LA.

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Books for Children About The Diversity of The Jewish Community

Curated list of children's books about the diversity of the Jewish community.

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