Jewish American Heritage Month Gains Momentum for May 2010 Celebration

New Website Officially Launched

Jan 25, 2010, 08:00 ET from JAHM

CINCINNATI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- By congressional resolution and presidential proclamation, May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM).  This month-long celebration aims to raise the national consciousness regarding contributions Jewish Americans have made to our country's heritage.

The newly launched website, serves as an interactive clearinghouse for programs and activities across the country. Visitors to the site have the opportunity to enter events in their own communities, learn about national programming and garner ideas for local celebrations. The site also provides teacher resources and links to additional sites, including the federal government's Jewish American Heritage Month website,

Throughout the month of May 2010 a variety of events and programs nationwide will celebrate American Jews who have helped to weave the fabric of our history, culture and society.

This year JAHM is pleased to announce a partnership with BIO Channel of A&E Television Networks. In honor of JAHM 2010, BIO Classroom, which airs on the BIO Channel and features an interactive website online, will devote its four May programs to the following Jewish individuals who have had a major impact on American history and culture: Anne Frank, Albert Einstein, Bobby Fischer and Jon Stewart. BIO Classroom airs every Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. ET.

A variety of organizations and institutions are already planning exciting events and programs. Confirmed events to date include:

JEWISH MUSEUM FLORIDA: Sunday, May 2: a special exhibition, Florida Jews in the Military, will be presented along with a panel discussion that addresses the experience of Floridian Jews who have served in a variety of military conflicts.

JEWISH MUSEUM MILWAUKEE: Thursday, May 13: Lecture Luncheon by former Milwaukeean and Jewish Museum member Dr. Hasia Diner, the Paul S. And Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History; Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, History, and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History at New York University.

BREMAN JEWISH HERITAGE & HOLOCAUST MUSEUM (ATLANTA): The Breman will host programs in May in connection with the exhibition Dr. Seuss Goes to War...& More. The exhibition, opening in February 2010 and on view through August 2010, will showcase Dr. Seuss's political cartoons.

THE 13TH SACRAMENTO JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: Feb 6-7, a film festival presented at the historic Crest Theatre, with films reflecting international Jewish life throughout the ages.