Film, Video Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
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- Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony
- With a national theme of "The American Jewish Experience: Celebrating Religious Pluralism, Cultural Diversity and Commitment to American Civic Culture," the second annual Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated by the Library of Congress with public lectures and a new Web presentation. In 1654, after Portugal recaptured Brazil and expelled its Jewish settlers, a group of 23 Jewish refugees arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York City) seeking a safe haven and ultimately made a home for themselves and their descendants in the New World. In 2004, the 350th anniversary of this historic event was observed across the country and at the Library of Congress. On the heels of this observance, the House and Senate passed resolutions and President George W. Bush proclaimed that, beginning in 2006, the nation would commemorate American Jewish Heritage Month during the month of May. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who in 2005 became the first Jewish woman to represent Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives, said, "The passage of this resolution in both houses of Congress shows the deep support that exists across this country for the formal recognition of the 350 years of enrichment that Jews have contributed to American culture.
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2010-05-05.
- - Biography, History
- - Classification: History: America.
- - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Peggy Pearlstein, Daniel S. Mariaschin, William Daroff, Abby Schwartz.
- - Recorded on 2010-05-05.
- - Kids, Families.
- 1 online resource
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Library Of Congress. Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05, 2010. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688448/.
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Library Of Congress. (2010) Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688448/.
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Library Of Congress. Jewish American Heritage Month Opening Ceremony. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -05-05, 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688448/>.