RELEASE: House Passes Gottheimer-Backed First-Ever Bipartisan, Bicameral Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution

Jun 02, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) successfully helped pass the first-ever bipartisan, bicameral Jewish American Heritage Month resolution in the House. The resolution, which passed the House unanimously, recognizes the significant contributions of Jewish Americans to the United States.

The United States observes Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) each year to encourage all Americans to learn more about Jewish culture and pay tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped shape American history. 

With antisemitism on the rise in New Jersey and nationwide, Jewish American Heritage Month  provides an opportunity to celebrate the Jewish community and join together to fight back against antisemitism and hate.

“This week, I was proud to help pass bipartisan legislation to recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, which helps bring our entire country together to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the Jewish community both in New Jersey and throughout the United States,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), the only Jewish member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation. “Recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month is especially important as we protect against any politically-motivated efforts to undermine the historic, bipartisan U.S.-Israel relationship and as we stand up against hate and the drastic rise in antisemitism.”

While Jewish American Heritage Month resolutions have been introduced separately in each chamber, this marks the first time that bipartisan, bicameral resolutions have been introduced in both the Senate and House.

Find the complete resolution here.


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