Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

Now that you’ve learned of Jewish American Heritage Month, it’s time to celebrate it by going to this event.

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From the NEH:

Upcoming Celebration of Jewish Heritage Month, Downtown at the Old Post Office Building

On May 23rd, head over to the Old Post Office Building after work for a free 6pm happy hour reception hosted by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for Jewish Heritage Month. Although relatively new, Jewish Heritage Month turns May into a time to look back at our history, share stories from our ancestors, and celebrate the diversity within our community. The NEH will serve happy hour style refreshments and host the President of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum (a great stop during your next visit to Manhattan), Morris Vogel, to talk about how the Museum recreates families’ tenement apartments and stores as they were during the period now considered icon in Jewish immigration to New York. Visiting the Museum might be described as entering a life size, interactive doll house, which lends itself nicely to Vogel’s engaging dialogue. This free reception will be a great opportunity to network with other young people in the District and hear about nontraditional ways Jewish history is shared with all Americans.

To learn more about the Museum, the NEH and this event please visit this website. If you think you may attend, please RSVP to cgreen@neh.gov.