Jewish American History Month

May is Jewish American History Month (JAHM). This year’s theme is American Jews in Entertainment.

Resources are available at the web site, the most interesting found under the Education & Resources, including a Historical Timeline of Jews in America, Stories about prominent Jews, a Teacher Curriculum with some content that is interesting reading for anyone, and information about Jewish American entertainers, linked to the BIO channel and their programs.

President Obama issued a Proclamation for 2013 and there is also an official JAHM government web site. This site also provides Stories, Audio/Video, and Exhibits & Collections, many pages featuring links to collections at the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and other informational sources.

UJGS encourages our members to learn more about Jewish American History by perusing these web sites. What new information can you learn that might further your genealogy pursuits?

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