Tools and Strategies

Jewish American Heritage Month Resources

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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.

In schools and classrooms, Jewish American Heritage Month is a time to explore the Jewish experience—including the history, culture and achievements of Jewish people as well as the antisemitism that has been faced by Jewish people throughout history.

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

Resources for Educators

Education Programs

Resources for Families

Children's & Young Adult Literature

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 Antisemitism

Books about Genocide and Holocaust