Orthofix Recognizes Jewish American Heritage Month

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time when many reflect on the contributions of the Jewish people to our nation. The Jewish American experience is a story of faith, fortitude, and determination. Like many in the United States, their culture and history go far beyond the founding date of the country. The Jewish people have been establishing families, businesses, synagogues and contributing to their communities long before 1776.

In 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, recognizing the history of Jewish contributions to American culture.

Jewish American Heritage Month also looks at the history of persecution, discrimination, and bias that the Jewish people have had to overcome for centuries. For many, Jewish American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate their roots and learn more about who they are and their rich history. For non-Jewish people, this month can be an opportunity to learn more about the culture, experiences, and achievements of Jewish Americans and to make and deepen connections with Jewish people in their communities.

In 2018, the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM and now leads the nationwide effort, continuing to focus on coalition-building with partners around the country.

Dr. Misha Galperin, the Weitzman’s President and CEO,  said “By learning about real people, we seek to build community, inspire Jews and non-Jews alike, and challenge antisemitic beliefs.”

Jewish American Heritage Month:

Celebrating More Than 360 Years of Contributions and Culture