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On April 20th, 2006, President George W. Bush declared that May would be recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM). This month pays tribute to more than three centuries of Jewish contributions to American history, culture and society that began in 1654 with the arrival of the first Jews in what is now New York City. Today, Jewish American people are bound together in varying degrees by religion, culture and ancestry—with some prioritizing different aspects of this shared identity over others.
Ideas for Experiencing Jewish American Culture Locally
- Top 12 Best Jewish Food in Portland, Oregon
- Ben & Esther’s Vegan Jewish Deli
- Shalom Y’all
- Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Community Events
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