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Happy Jewish American Heritage Month!

What connects the Statue of Liberty with Emma Lazarus? Susan Sontag with Gilda Radner? Patriotism with labor protests? Musical theatre and domestic ritual with potato kugel and halvah? You guessed it: JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE!

During Jewish American Heritage Month (May), we're honoring the legacy of American Jewish women and the country that they struggled to create. For this third annual celebration, the Jewish Women's Archive has partnered with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) to launch This Day of Jewish American Heritage, a daily online feature (see our right-hand sidebar!) that connects every day in May to significant moments in American Jewish history. The month of May encompasses a broad range of achievements of American Jewish women including: 19th century stage performer Adah Isaacs Menken, Beverly Sills, Ayn Rand, labor activist Bessie Abramowitz Hillman, pioneering political advisor Belle Moskowitz, and comedian Gilda Radner.

Join us in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month! Follow This Day of Jewish American Heritage to learn about American Jewish women's myriad contributions to our nation's political and cultural landscape. Enrich your celebration by checking out the full descriptions of the events for these dates, and other interactive features on the Jewish Women's Archive website.

Happy Jewish American Heritage Month!

How to cite this page

Namerow, Jordan. "Happy Jewish American Heritage Month!." 1 May 2008. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on September 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/blog/happy-jewish-american-heritage-month>.

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