Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020, 26587-26588 [2020-09643]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Presidential Documents 26587 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10017 of April 29, 2020 Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In 1654, the first Jewish settlers arrived in New Amsterdam, present day New York City, seeking the freedom to practice their faith. In the centuries since, Jewish Americans have contributed in countless ways to our country’s culture and character. From the arts and sciences to business and public service, nearly every facet of our society has benefitted from the talent, inspiration, vision, expertise, ingenuity, and sacrifice of Jewish Americans. We honor their spirit and resiliency during Jewish American Heritage Month and celebrate the myriad of ways they enrich our country and the world. Throughout history, the Jewish people have demonstrated an unbreakable spirit, overcoming suffering, cruel oppression, violence, and bigotry. Tragically, Jewish men, women, and children continue to face anti-Semitic discrimination, persecution, and violence today, and Jewish institutions and places of worship remain targets of vandalism and destruction. Our country has wept too many times in the aftermaths of horrific attacks, including last April when a murderer opened fire in a synagogue in Poway, California, taking innocent life and shattering families in a cowardly display of evil. Such unconscionable acts are an abomination to all decent and compassionate people. Hatred is intolerable and has no place in our hearts or in our society. We must therefore vigorously confront anti-Semitic discrimination and violence against members of the Jewish community. That is why I signed an Executive Order last December, bolstering my Administration’s efforts to combat the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States and build a culture of respect, humanity, and equality. This month, we reaffirm our commitment to never compromise our steadfast support for the Jewish community, our rejection of anti-Semitic bigotry, and our disdain for malicious attacks of hatred. Jewish Americans strengthen, sustain, and inspire our country through dedication to family, respect for cherished traditions, and commitment to the values of justice and equality that unite Americans of every faith and background. We give thanks for the profound contributions that Jewish Americans continue to make to our society, and way of life. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC1 NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2020 as Jewish American Heritage Month. I call upon Americans to celebrate the heritage and contributions of American Jews and to observe this month with appropriate programs, activities, and ceremonies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD1.SGM 04MYD1 26588 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortyfourth. [FR Doc. 2020–09643 Filed 5–1–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\04MYD1.SGM 04MYD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PRESDOC1 Billing code 3295–F0–P

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                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10017 of April 29, 2020

                
Jewish American Heritage Month, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In 1654, the first Jewish settlers arrived in New 
                Amsterdam, present day New York City, seeking the 
                freedom to practice their faith. In the centuries 
                since, Jewish Americans have contributed in countless 
                ways to our country's culture and character. From the 
                arts and sciences to business and public service, 
                nearly every facet of our society has benefitted from 
                the talent, inspiration, vision, expertise, ingenuity, 
                and sacrifice of Jewish Americans. We honor their 
                spirit and resiliency during Jewish American Heritage 
                Month and celebrate the myriad of ways they enrich our 
                country and the world.

                Throughout history, the Jewish people have demonstrated 
                an unbreakable spirit, overcoming suffering, cruel 
                oppression, violence, and bigotry. Tragically, Jewish 
                men, women, and children continue to face anti-Semitic 
                discrimination, persecution, and violence today, and 
                Jewish institutions and places of worship remain 
                targets of vandalism and destruction. Our country has 
                wept too many times in the aftermaths of horrific 
                attacks, including last April when a murderer opened 
                fire in a synagogue in Poway, California, taking 
                innocent life and shattering families in a cowardly 
                display of evil. Such unconscionable acts are an 
                abomination to all decent and compassionate people. 
                Hatred is intolerable and has no place in our hearts or 
                in our society. We must therefore vigorously confront 
                anti-Semitic discrimination and violence against 
                members of the Jewish community. That is why I signed 
                an Executive Order last December, bolstering my 
                Administration's efforts to combat the rise of anti-
                Semitism in the United States and build a culture of 
                respect, humanity, and equality.

                This month, we reaffirm our commitment to never 
                compromise our steadfast support for the Jewish 
                community, our rejection of anti-Semitic bigotry, and 
                our disdain for malicious attacks of hatred. Jewish 
                Americans strengthen, sustain, and inspire our country 
                through dedication to family, respect for cherished 
                traditions, and commitment to the values of justice and 
                equality that unite Americans of every faith and 
                background. We give thanks for the profound 
                contributions that Jewish Americans continue to make to 
                our society, and way of life.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 2020 as Jewish 
                American Heritage Month. I call upon Americans to 
                celebrate the heritage and contributions of American 
                Jews 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 
                twenty-ninth day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-09643
Filed 5-1-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P