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 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.

2017 Event Highlights

Conversation with a Holocaust Survivor

May 3

First Person 2017 Series: Nesse Godin
The Museum’s First Person program enables visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words. Each hour-long program features a live interview between journalist Bill Benson and a survivor, followed by a question-and-answer session.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


May 4

The Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan
Author David Dalin will speak about the eight Jewish men and women who have served as justices of the Supreme Court.

National Archives


May 8

How I found my Jewish American Family
Genealogist Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage will share techniques, resources and repositories in the US and in the world that helped him discover the US branch of his family.

Library of Congress

Book Talk

May 15

Joan Nathan speaks about her new book: King Solomon's Table
Ms. Nathan 's new book explores Jewish cooking from around the world. The author will speak about her research methodology, and about her book, which includes stories about the people who shared the recipes as well as the recipes themselves.

Library of Congress

Meet the Author

May 20

Sonia Kaplan “My Endless War”
Sonia Kaplan recounts her terrible experiences as a Jewish woman living under the Nazi regime. She spent much of the war in hiding, but she survived and was able to immigrate to the United States.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Brought to you by:

National Gallery of Art Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution National Archives United States Holocaust Memorial Museum National Park Service National Endowment for the Humanities