May is Jewish American Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

Event Highlights 2016

Lecture

May 5

First Person 2016 Series
Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Bob Behr

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Lecture

May 16

The Blumenthals of the upper-Lower Peninsula of Michigan
Dr. Janetta Silverman explores the history of this emigre family and the resources used to reconnect the disparate branches of the family after several decades of separation

Library of Congress

Lecture

May 19

First Person 2016 Series
Conversation with Holocaust Survivor Irene Weiss

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Webinar

May 24

Finding a Home: Researching Jewish Americans at loc.gov
This webinar, conducted by research specialist Susan Garfinkel, explores the wealth of primary sources available to genealogists and researchers on the Library of Congress website related to Jewish Americans. Registration is required.

Library of Congress

Book Talk

May 31

We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, a Documentary History
Using newspaper clippings, letters, poems, and sermons—many never published before—Gary Zola shows why Lincoln was given the affectionate title “Rabbi” by America’s small, but growing Jewish population

National Archives

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