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7 Ways to celebrate and get involved in Jewish American Heritage Month

7 Ways to celebrate and get involved in Jewish American Heritage Month

As we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), we elevate the voices and experiences of the many diverse Jewish communities, ensuring that their stories are heard and their contributions are recognized. Check out 7 ways to get involved and continue to make a difference!

Why Is Celebrating JAHM Important?

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) aims to showcase the resilience and compassion of American Jewish communities throughout history, and how diverse communities have come together to support Jews in the face of antisemitism. The month-long celebration will also feature contemporary narratives of communities uniting across differences to offer mutual support and amplify diverse voices within the Jewish community.

To help celebrate and get involved for Jewish American Heritage Month, we have 7 recommendations to get you started:

Visit a Jewish museum or a site of historical Jewish interest

Enjoy Traditional Jewish food

  • Matzo Ball Soup
  • Latkes
  • Shakshuka 
  • Sufganiyah 
  • Rugelach
  • Kugel
  • Jahnun 
  • Tsholent

Watch Jewish Themed Films and TV shows 

  • Schindler’s List (1993)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
  • Life is Beautiful (1997)
  • A Small Light (2023) 
  • Image of Victory (2021)
  • Sallah (1964) 
  • The Band’s Visit (2007) 
  • Footnote (2011) 
  • Zero Motivation (2014) 

Read Influential Jewish Books 

  • The Diaries of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka 
  • The 12th Commandment by Daniel Torday
  • The World And All That It Holds by Aleksandar Hemon
  • Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff 
  • Death of A Dancing Queen by Kimberly G. Giarratano
  • My  Last Innocent Year by Daisy Alpert Florin
  • At the Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Tara Ison
  • A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness by Jai Chakrabarti  
  • Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank 

Attend the Israel Film Festival 

Support your favorite Jewish organization 

Listen to a Jewish Podcast 

By actively engaging in the celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, we can honor the rich history, foster understanding, and promote inclusivity