City of Elkhart, Indiana - Municipal Government passed a resolution the resolution recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month with a unanimous 9-0 vote.
A PROCLAMATION OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKHART, INDIANA ACKNOWLEDGING MAY 2021 AS “JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH” AND RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF JEWISH AMERICANS WITHIN ELKHART, INDIANA AND THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
WHEREAS, for well over 360 years, Jews have profoundly contributed to America’s history, society, and culture; and
WHEREAS, in 2006, then-President George W. Bush established May as “Jewish American Heritage Month” to honor the long history of Jewish Americans and the many contributions that the Jewish community has made in the nation; and
WHEREAS, the United States always has been a nation built on the contributions of immigrants, and Jewish Americans have contributed significantly to all areas of American life, including science and medicine, academia and the arts, sports and entertainment, business and labor, government, and military service; and
WHEREAS, the proud heritage of Jewish Americans is a reminder of the gift of religious freedom and the importance of a strong commitment to community and faith.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ELKHART, DOTH PROCLAIMS:
That May 2021 is recognized as Jewish American Heritage Month; and
That the City of Elkhart expresses appreciation for the significant contributions made by Jewish Americans to the diverse community that comprises the City of Elkhart, the State of Indiana, and the United States of America.
SO PROCLAIMED this 17th day of May 2021.