Jewish American Heritage Month | Programming Librarian

Posted By on February 26, 2019

Held each May, Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) was established in 2006 to recognize more than 350 years of Jewish contributions to American culture in fields ranging from sports and arts and entertainment to medicine, business, science, government, and military service.

The JAHM Coalition website has a wealth of resources for celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month, including an events calendar to which libraries can add their events, stories about notable Jewish Americans, a historical timeline, and teacher curriculum and program ideas. Libraries can also download JAHM logos to help promote programs.

The Library of Congress, along with the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, also has an informative site devoted to Jewish American Heritage Month. Offering information on exhibits and collections, images, and audio and video, the site includes stories from Jewish Americans, including From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America and Jewish Veterans of WWII as well as the National Park Services Jewish American Historical Places.

You can find general information about Jewish culture as well as related links, bibliographies, music and DVD lists, and more at the following sites:

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Jewish American Heritage Month | Programming Librarian

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