Jewish American Heritage Month, 2015, 25571-25572 [2015-10630]

Download as PDF 25571 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 86 Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Title 3— Proclamation 9261 of April 30, 2015 The President Jewish American Heritage Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation From our Nation’s earliest days, Jewish Americans have been a critical part of our story. In the face of unspeakable discrimination and adversity, they have fought tirelessly to realize their piece of the American dream and the promise of our founding, holding tight to the belief that a better day lies ahead. Their relentless spirit and remarkable achievements have enriched our country, stirred our conscience, and challenged us to extend the miracles of freedom and security. This month, we honor the vast contributions Jewish Americans have made to our world, and we recommit to standing up for the traditions we believe in and the values we share. As we celebrate the rich heritage of the Jewish American community, it is impossible to separate their accomplishments from the struggles of Jewish people around the world. American Jews have worked to strengthen the promise of religious freedom because their ancestors were tested from the moment they came together and professed their faith. Today, they continue to teach us empathy and compassion, inspired by the lessons of their parents and grandparents who knew how it felt to be a stranger, and to stand up for a more perfect Union for all—relentlessly pursuing tikkun olam— because they have always understood that we must recognize ourselves in the struggles of our fellow man. This year, Jewish American Heritage Month begins as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Dachau by American soldiers, and we are once again reminded that the vibrant culture of the Jewish people has not always been embraced. As tragic events show us all too often, Jewish communities continue to confront hostility and bigotry, including in America. Our Nation shares an obligation to condemn and combat anti-Semitism and hatred wherever it exists, and we remain committed to standing against the ugly tide of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including in the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS In celebrating the contributions of the Jewish people to the progress of our country, we also reaffirm America’s unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel and the close bonds between our two nations and our peoples. For centuries, Jews have reached for the blessings of freedom and opportunity in the United States. Today—as pillars of their families and leaders in their communities—Jewish Americans represent a link in an unbroken chain of perseverance. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the hard-fought progress won through struggle and sacrifice, and we rededicate ourselves to building a world where diversity is cherished and faith is protected. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2015 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to visit www.JewishHeritageMonth.gov to learn more about the heritage and contributions of Jewish Americans and to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD0.SGM 05MYD0 25572 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of April, in the year two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–10630 Filed 5–4–15; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:14 May 04, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\05MYD0.SGM 05MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 86 (Tuesday, May 5, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 25571-25572]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10630]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 86 / Tuesday, May 5, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 25571]]

                Proclamation 9261 of April 30, 2015

                
Jewish American Heritage Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                From our Nation's earliest days, Jewish Americans have 
                been a critical part of our story. In the face of 
                unspeakable discrimination and adversity, they have 
                fought tirelessly to realize their piece of the 
                American dream and the promise of our founding, holding 
                tight to the belief that a better day lies ahead. Their 
                relentless spirit and remarkable achievements have 
                enriched our country, stirred our conscience, and 
                challenged us to extend the miracles of freedom and 
                security. This month, we honor the vast contributions 
                Jewish Americans have made to our world, and we 
                recommit to standing up for the traditions we believe 
                in and the values we share.

                As we celebrate the rich heritage of the Jewish 
                American community, it is impossible to separate their 
                accomplishments from the struggles of Jewish people 
                around the world. American Jews have worked to 
                strengthen the promise of religious freedom because 
                their ancestors were tested from the moment they came 
                together and professed their faith. Today, they 
                continue to teach us empathy and compassion, inspired 
                by the lessons of their parents and grandparents who 
                knew how it felt to be a stranger, and to stand up for 
                a more perfect Union for all--relentlessly pursuing 
                tikkun olam--because they have always understood that 
                we must recognize ourselves in the struggles of our 
                fellow man.

                This year, Jewish American Heritage Month begins as the 
                world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the 
                liberation of Dachau by American soldiers, and we are 
                once again reminded that the vibrant culture of the 
                Jewish people has not always been embraced. As tragic 
                events show us all too often, Jewish communities 
                continue to confront hostility and bigotry, including 
                in America. Our Nation shares an obligation to condemn 
                and combat anti-Semitism and hatred wherever it exists, 
                and we remain committed to standing against the ugly 
                tide of anti-Semitism in all its forms, including in 
                the denial or trivialization of the Holocaust.

                In celebrating the contributions of the Jewish people 
                to the progress of our country, we also reaffirm 
                America's unwavering commitment to the security of the 
                State of Israel and the close bonds between our two 
                nations and our peoples.

                For centuries, Jews have reached for the blessings of 
                freedom and opportunity in the United States. Today--as 
                pillars of their families and leaders in their 
                communities--Jewish Americans represent a link in an 
                unbroken chain of perseverance. During Jewish American 
                Heritage Month, we celebrate the hard-fought progress 
                won through struggle and sacrifice, and we rededicate 
                ourselves to building a world where diversity is 
                cherished and faith is protected.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 2015 as Jewish 
                American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to 
                visit www.JewishHeritageMonth.gov to learn more about 
                the heritage and contributions of Jewish Americans and 
                to observe this month with appropriate programs, 
                activities, and ceremonies.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirtieth day of April, in the year two thousand 
                fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States 
                of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2015-10630
Filed 5-4-15; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3295-F5