L.A. welcomes Jewish Heritage Month – Park Labrea News …

Posted By on May 9, 2019

The city of Los Angeles welcomes Jewish American Heritage Month alongside Jewish nonprofit and faith leaders and the citys vibrant Jewish community. May, which is Jewish American Heritage Month, will be marked in City Hall with an exhibit and the marquee celebration Being Deborah: A History of Jewish Women Creating Change in Los Angeles on May 29.

The Being Deborah Exhibit will be open through May 31.

The Jewish story is imbued into the history of Los Angeles, and the many synagogues, community groups, and Jewish nonprofits continue to shape our Citys vibrant culture and spirit of service, Los Angeles City Councilman David Ryu said. As the council member for District 4, I am humbled and honored to lead this celebration of Jewish women throughout our citys history to the present day.

The official city celebration for Jewish Heritage Month is Being Deborah: A History of Jewish Women Creating Change in Los Angeles. The City Hall event will include exhibits highlighting Jewish women throughout Los Angeles history, a City Council presentation, and performances by the Jewish Womens Theatre and The ChoirHawks of The Jean and Jerry Friedman Shalhevet High School, who have written an original song about Miriam the Prophetess specially for the celebration.

The event co-chairs are Ryu and Councilman Bob Blumenfield, 3rd District. The co-sponsors are Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Controller Ron Galperin, City Attorney Mike Feuer and Councilmembers Paul Koretz, Paul Krekorian and Greig Smith.

From the early goodwill of the Hebrew Benevolent Society to the dynamic institutions serving Angelenos today, Los Angeles is stronger thanks to the contributions of Jewish Americans to our culture, economy, society, and government, Garcetti said. Jewish American Heritage Month is an opportunity to recognize everything this community has done for our city and to rededicate ourselves to the core values at the heart of Jewish tradition: the pursuit of justice, belonging, and peace.

For information, visit davidryu.lacity.org.

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