Appreciation Abounds During Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month a time to especially celebrate the contributions and history of US Jews. Marking this occasion last weekend, President Obama delivered a special statement in which he said, “As they have immeasurably enriched our national culture, Jewish Americans have also maintained their own unique identity. During Jewish American Heritage Month we celebrate this proud history and honor the invaluable contributions Jewish Americans have made to our nation.”

We here at JDC know that our work could not be done without the success and generosity of the American Jewish community. From the very first operation in 1914 to support the Jews of Palestine to the more recent large-scale relief effort following the earthquake in Haiti, American Jews prove time and again that when people are in need (Jews and non-Jews alike) they are ready and willing to help. So, we’re taking this timely opportunity to thank the American Jewish community not only for their contributions at home, but also for their support of our work with vulnerable populations around the world.

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