Jewish American Heritage Month

Every year May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) in recognition of the indelible contributions American Jews have made, and continue to make, to our nation’s history, culture, and society. 

Jewish American Heritage Month had its origins starting in 1980 when Congress passed Pub. L. 96-237 which authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation designating a week in April or May as Jewish Heritage Week. The week-long honoring of Jewish Americans ended in 2006 when President Bush issued the first Presidential Proclamation on April 20, 2006 which designated May 2006 as Jewish American Heritage Month. 

Since 2007 all Presidents have issued proclamations for Jewish American Heritage Month.  These proclamations celebrate the contributions of Jewish Americans and urge the people of the United States to learn more about Jewish Americans.

How to Honor Jewish American Heritage Month


Help Provide Books Focused on Jewish American Heritage

During the month of May, our DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee) will be continuing our Windows & Mirrors Book Drive in support and honor Jewish American Heritage Month! ALL BOOKS PURCHASED WILL BENEFIT CANYON CREEK CLASSROOMS AND LIBRARY.

Find more details about this book drive and how you can help.



We want to bring attention to
National Observances & Commemorative Months
as well as UN International Days.
Check out our article about this!