DDS Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month 2022
In 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month. We recognize and remember the 23 Jewish refugees who sailed to New York and founded the first generation of Jewish Americans during Jewish American Heritage Month. Over the years, successive generations of Jewish Americans have inspired our Nation to speak up for justice, equality, and freedom, influenced by their own encounters with prejudice, persecution, and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.
- Barbara Streisand
Below are some of the great Jewish American personalities that we honor and pay tribute to this month.
Woody Allen, regarded among American filmmakers as the "Intellectual," is one of the most prolific Jewish artists of our time. For more than a decade, he has thrilled audiences with comedic one-liners, stand-up routines, comic prose, plays, scripts, acting roles, and film directing, never confining himself to one genre.
"You can't move mountains by whispering at them."
— Lisa Bonet
Lisa Bonet is a well-known American actress. Her mother was a music teacher of Jewish descent. She is of mixed (African-American-Ashkenazi Jewish) descent and nationality. She is a best example of multi ethnicity and Jewish culture who represents diversity in the American Film Industry with her work.
The greatest Jewish tradition is to laugh. The cornerstone of Jewish survival has
always been to find humor in life and in ourselves.
- Jerry Seinfeld
There many great names like Patricia Arquette, Torri Spelling, Marc Jacobs and Amy Winehouse that strengthen the Jewish American identity. This month, DDS celebrates Jewish Americans' ageless traditions, legacy, and contributions, which continue to propel our nation's advancement every day. Feel free to donate to Jewish Long Beach organization. Jewish American Heritage Month also examines the history of injustice faced by Jews throughout history, not only in America but around the world. We believe it's a time to reflect on the sad circumstances they faced and, in some cases, still confront. The commemoration also provides a chance to combat anti-Semitism and learn about its history.