Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) – a time to commemorate the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American society. We believe education about Jewish identity and the contributions of Jewish Americans is a critical antidote to the rampant antisemitism the Jewish community is experiencing today. We are calling on Bay Area cities, counties, and school districts to recognize JAHM and use it as an opportunity for education about and celebration of the vibrant history of Jewish Americans.

Cities that have already passed or committed to a JAHM resolution in 2023:

  • Alameda
  • Albany
  • Belmont
  • Berkeley
  • Cloverdale
  • El Cerrito
  • Foster City
  • Hercules
  • Livermore
  • Menlo Park
  • Napa
  • Novato
  • Oakland
  • Palo Alto
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Richmond
  • Rohnert Park
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • San Pablo
  • Santa Rosa
  • South San Francisco
  • Sunnyvale
  • Tiburon
  • Walnut Creek

School Districts that have recognized JAHM in 2023:

  • Alameda USD
  • Mt. Diablo USD
  • Oakland USD
  • Piedmont USD
  • Pleasanton USD
  • San Rafael City Schools
  • West Contra Costa USD

Lesson Plans and Educational Resources

Lesson Plans and Teacher Facing Resources

Other Online Resources

Sample Resolutions

Sample Resolution

Sample JAHM Resolution for City Councils 2023

Example Resolutions from Prior Years



Reading Lists

Bay Area Jewish Identity Survey

Our community is diverse and complex, and this groundbreaking study is a major review of the way Bay Area Jews view themselves and their community, as well as their relationship to Jewish history and religion.

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