Recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month, celebrated in May each year since 2006, is a time to reflect on the many ways the Jewish community has enriched American life.
Originally emigrating to the United States from several continents, Jews have made contributions to the many communities they’ve lived in throughout the country. In more recent times, many emigrated from Eastern Europe, through Ellis Island, and proudly made their homes in New York City.
From the Revolutionary War to the Civil Rights Movement to the present day, Jewish Americans have remained allies in the fight for freedom and justice throughout the land. Our community stands firmly with them in their continued struggle against the brutality of antisemitism.
St. Francis College values and celebrates our Jewish students, faculty and staff. In unity, we encourage everyone in our community to learn more about the Jewish American experience, past and present, in the hope of building a more peaceful future.
In the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.”
Happy Jewish American Heritage Month!
Jeanne J. Arnold
Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer & Chief of Staff
Director of Multicultural Student Affairs