This month is Jewish American Heritage Month and throughout the month the government will be hosting events and offering historical information on a variety of websites. For example, on Tuesday, May 17th, President Obama will host a Jewish American Heritage Month reception at the White House. A number of government agencies have combined to create a website with historical information and audio/visual resources as well. Another website focuses on events happening around the country and also includes a page entitled 50 States/50 Stories that highlights Jewish American historical events and famous figures in each state, including Massachusetts. If you are interested in the legal history of Jewish American Heritage Month, the Law Library of Congress has a research guide that collects information on the legislative and executive branch documents related to this commemoration.
The Library of Congress also has a website devoted to its exhibit, From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America
Posting by Library Intern, Carli Spina.