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WPI Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 2022

April 29, 2022

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 2022 by honoring and highlighting the diverse culture, heritage, and contributions of the Jewish community throughout history. May serves as an opportunity to reflect on stories of the bravery and resiliency of the Jewish community who continue to face violence, discrimination, and uncertain odds in communities around the United States and the world. Jewish people have played and continue to play a significant role in United States history and culture. We encourage our community to study, observe, and celebrate the Jewish community in recognition of their story and culture.

“The Jewish American story, and the story of our Nation as a whole, is fueled by faith, resilience, and hope.” –President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

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“May is Jewish American Heritage Month – On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month. The announcement was the crowning achievement in an effort by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders that resulted in resolutions introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania urging the president to proclaim a month that would recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The resolutions passed unanimously, first in the House of Representatives in December 2005 and later in the Senate in February 2006.”

 

Learn more: https://www.jewishheritagemonth.gov/