• “The New Colossus” by poet Emma Lazarus has become synonymous with the promise of America embodied by the Statue of Liberty.
  • The Statue of Liberty was a symbol of the promise and paradox of American liberty to anarchist activist Emma Goldman. For immigrants and Holocaust refugees though it was a
    symbol of hope.
  • In 1909, young female Jewish activists, some wearing banners like this, lobbied for attention to the needs of immigrant workers. A strike by NYC garment workers, known as the Uprising of the 20,000, set off a series of strikes nationwide, bringing the demands of women workers to the national agenda.
  • American Jewish cooking reflects both the recipes and traditions that immigrants carried with them as well as adjustments and innovations they have made in America.
  • In every era, Jewish immigrants to America have had to reconcile the cultural expectations with which they grew up to the radically different cultural contexts of American life.
  • Oral history narratives are one of the best ways to capture the changing meaning of ritual practice in the lives of American Jewish women.
  • Visit us to learn more about Jewish women in American history.
  • Barbra Streisand's movie Yentl brought together American musical theater, which made Streisand a star, with an imagined Jewish historical (and feminist) past.
  • Take some time to learn about and celebrate Jewish American Heritage from people in your own life!

Jewish American Heritage Month

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  1. Duke Patton [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

    Barbra Streisand? Meh. I am more a Sarah Silverman generation Jew myself.

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