WASHINGTON, DC – Last night, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing Jewish Heritage American Month. The resolution, introduced by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Tim Scott (R-SC), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Rick Scott (R-FL), and cosponsored by 33 Senators, celebrates the many contributions of Jewish Americans to the United States and calls on elected officials, faith leaders, and civil society leaders to condemn and combat any and all acts of antisemitism.
“At a time of rising antisemitism, it’s important to honor and celebrate the impact Jewish Americans have had on our country’s history and culture,” said Senator Rosen. “I’m glad the Senate has passed this resolution to encourage Americans to learn more about the contributions of Jewish Americans. Let us continue working to build a more inclusive, welcoming nation where Jewish Americans can proudly express their faith and identity.”
“Today’s unanimous passage of our Jewish American Heritage Resolution is a strong declaration of support during a time where antisemitic rhetoric and incidents are at an all-time high,” said Senator Cardin. “Together, we are embodying the Jewish value, ‘Tikkun Olam,’ which in Hebrew means ‘repairing the world.’ I am proud of our resolution and my faith, which has helped inspire and guide my life in public service.”
“I am proud to see the passage of our resolution recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month and honoring the wonderful contributions of Jewish Americans to our great nation,” said Senator Rick Scott. “While it is important to set aside this time to honor the Jewish people, we must also commit to standing resolutely with them every day while shining a light on and condemning anti-Semitism of any kind. In Florida, we are blessed to be home to many vibrant Jewish communities and I will continue my work with leaders at the local, state and federal level to support them and their right to live safely and pursue their American Dream.”
“Jewish Americans are a vibrant part of our nation’s history, and their extraordinary accomplishments have pushed America forward as a beacon of hope, faith, and freedom,” said Senator Tim Scott. “I am proud to stand with the Jewish community, especially as despicable antisemitism is on the rise. We must reaffirm our commitment to not only calling out this hate, but crushing it wherever it rears its ugly head.”
As a co-founder of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, Senator Rosen has been leading the fight against antisemitism in the United States and around the world. Recently, Senator Rosen introduced the bipartisan Holocaust Education and Antisemitism Lessons (HEAL) Act to strengthen Holocaust education at public schools. In 2020, Senator Rosen’s bipartisan Never Again Education Act was signed into law, establishing a federal fund through the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum to provide teachers with resources and training necessary to teach students the important lessons of the Holocaust.