Honoring Jewish American Heritage Month

May 1, 2024

A collage of book covers by Jewish authors against a teal background.

May Is Jewish American Heritage Month!

Join AWP in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month this May! AWP has compiled articles from the Writer’s Chronicle, as well as online events and resources. Don’t forget to check out our staff-curated Jewish American Heritage Month Bookshop.org list!


From the Writer’s Chronicle

Containing Multitudes: Poetry & the City by Alicia Ostriker, November 2022

Cathleen Schine & the Comic Tradition: An Interview by Helena Feder, September 2022

An Interview with Matthew Lippman by Tina Cane, February 2020


JAHM Events & Resources

Learn more about the history of Jewish American Heritage Month on the JAHM website, and check out some of their events below.

All events are listed in ET.

Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m.

Attend the free Jewish American Heritage Concert, live streaming from the Kennedy Center in the nation’s capital! Listen to traditional Jewish music from Eastern Europe, Turkey, Cuba, South America, the Levant, and the Arabian Peninsula. Register now for this free event!

Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

From Telegram to Hyperlink: The Shneiderman Legacy with Ben Shneiderman” focuses on Shneiderman’s family legacy and how “his uncle David (Chim) Seymour, as well as his parents Eileen and Samuel L. Shneiderman navigated varying paths but shared a common goal: to harness the technology of their times to document and disseminate pivotal world events to a wide and varied audience.” This event is open to the public, and registration is recommended.

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