The American Sephardi Federation (ASF) proudly preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience. The American Sephardi Federation (ASF) was founded from and by several 20th Century Sephardic organizations, including the World Sephardi Federation (WSF) in North America.
Welcome to MJL’s Hub. The Hub is a space that includes daily information about live content from all 70 Faces Media publications, including My Jewish Learning, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Kveller, Alma, and The Nosher, in addition to a wide spectrum of other great online Jewish events. Our hope is that the Hub will connect people with some of the incredible learning opportunities now accessible across the globe. All times are ET (Eastern Time).
Through our programs, YIVO makes discoveries and treasures from our collections accessible and fosters the creation of contemporary Jewish culture. Explore our upcoming events and join us at YIVO soon. YIVO is the world's premier institution for the study of Eastern European Jewry and of those Jewish communities such as that in the United States that primarily derive from the migration of Eastern European Jews. YIVO's extensive collection is unique and irreplaceable.
Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is annually held in May as a time to recognize and celebrate the many accomplishments Jewish Americans have made to their country. A spotlight is shone on those who have made substantial contributions to the growth and prosperity of the American culture, in various fields such as medicine, arts, sports, entertainment, business and science. May is Jewish American Heritage Month – On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month. The announcement was the crowning achievement in an effort by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders that resulted in resolutions introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania urging the president to proclaim a month that would recognize the more than 350-year history of Jewish contributions to American culture. The resolutions passed unanimously, first in the House of Representatives in December 2005 and later in the Senate in February 2006. The month of May was chosen due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History in May 2004, which was organized by the Commission for Commemorating 350 Years of American Jewish History. This coalition was composed of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, the American Jewish Historical Society, the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration.
The 26th of Iyar is a new Jewish holiday, established in honor of the rescue of European Jewry from the threat of complete destruction in World War II. May 9, 1945 fell on Iyar 26, 5705 according to the Hebrew calendar. That is why this date was chosen as the Day of Salvation and Liberation. On this day, commemorative events are held in synagogues around the world, prayers of thanks are offered to the Almighty, and conferences on the subject of World War II and the Holocaust are held. On 26 Iyar, Jews around the world are also sending words of gratitude to the war veterans who defeated Nazism and saved the Jews of Europe from complete destruction by the Nazis and their accomplices. The purpose of the holiday is to preserve in generations the memory of the terrible events of World War II, of the heroism of the soldiers of the Red Army and the armies of the allied countries, and to prevent attempts to rewrite history.