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Jewish American Heritage Month Fund


Since 2006, the month of May has been recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month, a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate Jewish achievements and contributions made to the United States in the arts, culture, academia, sports, medicine, governmental affairs, and so many more critical areas of our nation's history. The following pre-vetted organizations are celebrating the Jewish American experience through educational programming, artifact preservation, art and culture exhibitions/celebrations, and various other mediums to showcase the invaluable contributions so many Jewish figures have made to help the United States grow and prosper, all while honoring the richness of Jewish culture.

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Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History

The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

Jewish Women's Archive, Inc.

The Jewish Womens Archive documents Jewish womens stories*, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change. JWA is the world’s largest collection of information on Jewish women and gender expansive people. Each year, millions of people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds, from more than 230 countries, engage with and rely on JWA’s resources.JWA intentionally makes space for people of all Jewish traditions and identities, including Jews of Color, LGBTQ+ Jews, Jews with disabilities, and Jews by choice. JWA hosts public programs; trains the thought leaders of tomorrow through the Rising Voices Fellowship; sparks conversation with its blog, podcast, and social media presence; and is a leading voice in feminist and Jewish spheres.

Council of American Jewish Museums

As put forth in its mission statement, the Council of American Jewish Museums works to strengthen Jewish museums as essential resources and vital centers of culture, knowledge, and discourse. To fulfill its mission, the Council provides robust programs, professional development opportunities, and opportunities for dialogue about issues in the field and related fields. As stated in its vision statement, the organization envisions communities made more vibrant and inclusive by their Jewish museums.

American Jewish Historical Society

The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest ethnic, cultural archive in the United States. AJHS provides access to more than a million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art, and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present. At our home on West 16th street in Downtown Manhattan, AJHS illuminates American Jewish history through our many archival treasures, scholarship, exhibitions and public programs. Among the treasures of this heritage are the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus, which graces the statue of liberty; records of the nation's leading Jewish communal organizations; and important collections in the fields of education, philanthropy, science, sports, business and the arts.

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Inc

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL) supports, connects, and celebrates Jewish Life in the South. We also work in partnership with public schools, libraries, nonprofits and volunteers to offer engaging, inclusive, secular literacy programming.

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