Jewish American Heritage Month

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

The month of May is Jewish American Heritage Month. This recognition was first initiated by President George W. Bush in 2006, and has been continued by President Barack Obama. To find out more about Jewish American Heritage Month, visit /

The part of the website devoted to "tell me a story" has stories of a number of famous Jewish Americans: Stories may be submitted for consideration.

Another part of the website is entitled 50 stories from 50 States about unknown famous Jews in history from each State. Did you know that Jewish Americans invented the Master Lock? The shopping cart, Frank's Red Hot Sauce? You can submit your story of about a Jewish American contribution.

There are events throughout May and beyond celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month...see

Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President of the JGS of Tulsa for reminding me of this important recognition.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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