Jewish American Heritage Month Resources

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    For Parents, Families, and Caregivers
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By Congressional resolution and Presidential proclamation in 2006, Jewish American Heritage Month is commemorated in May and is a national month of recognition of the history of Jewish contributions to American culture, acknowledging the diverse achievement of the Jewish community in the U.S.

Below is a list of K-12 educational and family resources to bring Jewish American Heritage Month to schools, communities and homes.


Children's Books

Children's literature is a great way to open doors to conversations about Jewish people, history and culture as well as Jewish people's struggle against hate and antisemitism. 

Books about Jewish Culture and Anti-Semitism

Books about Judaism

Books about Genocide and Holocaust

Resources for Educators

Survival to Service: Examining Lives of Hidden Children of the Holocaust

Middle School,
High School
Based on the life of a hidden child of the Holocaust, middle and high school students learn about individual stories of loss, survival and rescue to raise awareness about the Holocaust and taking action to combat bias and hate.

The People v. Leo Frank

The People v. Leo Frank, a 2009 film by Ben Loeterman Productions, vividly brings to life one of the most fascinating criminal cases in American history: the 1913 murder of a…

Education Programs and Resources

Holocaust Education

Holocaust education programs provide education and resources to help educators and students study the history of the Holocaust.

Words to Action

Words to Action programs empower middle, high school and college students to effectively respond to anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias.

Resources for Families

Hate Symbols

We see symbols every day in all aspects of our lives. Lately, a proliferation of hate symbols is increasing concern. Use this discussion guide to engage youth in conversations about swastikas and other hate symbols. (Ages 13 and up)  

Discussing Anti-Semitism: A Guide for Reflection and Conversation

In 2019, ADL recorded 2,107 antisemitic incidents across the U.S., the highest number in the forty years that ADL has tracked such incidents. The record number of incidents came as the Jewish community grappled with vicious antisemitic attacks against communities in Poway, Jersey City and Monsey, and a spree of violent assaults in Brooklyn.. 
Extremism, Terrorism & Bigotry

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