Wasserman Schultz on Jewish American Heritage Month

“This May, I am delighted to join my fellow Americans in celebrating the 13th annual Jewish American Heritage Month as we honor the significant impact the Jewish community has made on our nation. Throughout our long and celebrated history in the United States, Jewish leaders have spoken out for worker’s rights and women’s equality – and called on those in positions of power to welcome the immigrant and defend justice for all.

This year, Jewish American Heritage Month specifically recognizes Jewish contributions to American music. From symphony halls and Broadway theaters, to arenas filled with sounds ranging from rock n’ roll to hip-hop, Jewish singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians have given us all much to appreciate and celebrate. Jews in America have also taken prominent places in our military, on our baseball diamonds, behind courtroom benches, and throughout our nation’s history book.

I take great pride in my own Judaism and I am honored to represent one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States. Helping create Jewish American Heritage Month is one of the greatest privileges I have experienced throughout my time in public service but also a deeply personal privilege as well.”