jewish american heritage month


Collage of Jewish musicians. Photos from
Daniel Tures, May 25, 2022

Jews rock! You know it even if you don’t know it.

Collage of realistic middle-grade Jewish fiction books
Meredith Sires, May 23, 2022

I was a curious and strongly opinionated tween girl growing up in the 90s and the books I treasured centered around characters of the same mind: Kristy in The Baby-Sitters Club by

Julius Levitt is pictured on this coloring page in front of Breed Street Shul
Vi Ha, May 17, 2022

Julius Levitt (1885–1953) was a promoter of Yiddish culture and a community activist, most importantly through the Jewish Labor Committee (JLC) to bring attention to the horrors of Nazism throughout the world.

Map of Bell’s Row, from the Western States Jewish History Archives.
Peter Hauge, May 16, 2022

President Joseph Biden may have put it best in his 2021 proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month: “The Jewish American experience is a story of faith, fortitude, and progress.

Collage of vintage photos from
Tina Lerno, April 30, 2022

May is Jewish American Heritage Month. It was officially declared on April 20, 2006. The month of May was chosen due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History. 350 years. That's a lot of years!

Young Adult author Dahlia Adler and her latest novel, That Way Madness Lies
Daryl M., April 29, 2021

Dahlia Adler is an editor of mathematics by day, a book blogger by night, and a Young Adult author at every spare moment in between.

Collage of books adapted to films
Elizabeth Graney, December 07, 2020

This year the Hanukkah holiday will begin on Thursday, December 10, and continue through Friday, December 18. With social distancing encouraged and travel restricted, it will be a quiet holiday for most this year.

A stack of books related to the immigrant experience
Wendy Westgate, February 19, 2020

In the spring of 2020, Los Angeles Public Library will host a series of five book discussion programs focusing on the immigrant experience.

Miri Koral Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture
Wendy Westgate, January 31, 2020

Miri Koral is the Founding Director of the California Institute for Yiddish Culture and Language and a native speaker of Yiddish. She will be facilitating the book discussions for the Yiddish Book Center's "Coming to America" Reading Groups for Public Libraries, starting in February.

Picture L to R: Jackie Waterman, Helen Bialik, Armony Share, Joyce Sindel, Charlotte Gussin-Root, and Arlene Dunaetz
Wendy Westgate, September 16, 2019

“I think it’s a wonderful thing to have this sort of situation occur because a memory is something that can’t be reconstructed after a person has died. And after a community’s elders pass away, they take with them a history that we can’t replicate any other way.