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MADISON – Today, the State Assembly unanimously passed Assembly Joint Resolution 44, authored by Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), which recognizes May, 2019, as Jewish American Heritage Month in Wisconsin.
“As a proud Jewish American legislator, I was honored to author this resolution recognizing the vibrant culture and impressive accomplishments of the Jewish community in Wisconsin. I am grateful to my fellow legislators for joining me in acknowledging Jewish American Heritage Month,” said Rep. Subeck.
Established by presidential proclamation in 2006, Jewish American Heritage Month is a national commemoration of the contributions that American Jews have made to our nation’s culture, history, and society. Each year, a theme is chosen to celebrate Jewish achievements in a particular aspect of American life. The theme for May, 2019, is American Jewish Illustrators.
“This month, we celebrate the Jewish American illustrators who helped create lasting works of art, from treasured children’s books to iconic graphic novels and cartoons,” said Rep. Subeck.
Many influential Jewish Americans have called Wisconsin home, including author Edna Ferber, U.S. Senators Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, actors Gene Wilder and Charlotte Rae, magician Harry Houdini, and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir.
“Jewish Americans have helped shape our country’s character, promote our commitment to religious freedom, and strengthen our communities. I encourage Wisconsinites of all backgrounds to join me in celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month,” said Rep. Subeck.