EMET is grateful to Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Elan Carr, who emphasized on our April 23rd webinar the importance of celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). In a recent poll, the ADL found that over half (54%) of Jews in America have either experienced or witnessed some form of antisemitism in the past five years.
In 2006, President George W. Bush declared the month of May as JAHM, and it has been observed ever since. Special Envoy Carr educated us on the importance of practicing “Philo-Semitism” as a critical tool in battle against antisemitism. President Donald J. Trump ensured the continuance of this tradition and called upon Americans to “celebrate the heritage and contributions of American Jews and to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies.”
In order to do just that, during the month of May EMET will be highlighting Jewish Americans throughout our national history who have contributed extraordinarily to The United States of America in a wide variety of fields. We hope you will enjoy celebrating JAHM 2020 with EMET, and encourage you to share the celebration and hashtags (#PhiloSemitism and #JAHM2020) with others as well!