Jewish American Heritage Month 2024

May is Jewish American Heritage Month "The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society." From:

The first major immigration waves of Jewish people came from Europe/Russia in the 19th Century, and again following World War II. While the largest populations now reside in New York City and Los Angeles, there are currently around 73,000 people who identify as Jewish living in Santa Clara County, and ~350,000 in the greater Bay Area. We at SCCLD would like to honor their contributions through art and music, science, movies/television, literature, sports, military service, and more. From Sandy Koufax's infamous refusal to play in the World Series on Yom Kippur (holiest day of the Hebrew year), to Leonard Bernstein's award-winning musical "West Side Story," they are an invaluable part of our nation's culture. You can find many of their books, CDs, and movies at the library, as seen in the following selected list. L'Chaim!

Jewish American Heritage Month

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