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JAHM began as an effort by the Jewish Museum of Florida and South Florida Jewish community leaders.
2006 Through the bi-partisan efforts of Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and the late Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, JAHM was established in 2006 by President George W. Bush to honor the contributions and achievements of Jewish Americans and to educate all Americans. It’s been continued every year since then by Presidential Proclamation.
2010 NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman, a New Jersey native and University of Pennsylvania graduate, carried the original JAHM proclamation into space
2010 President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama hosted the first-ever White House reception in honor of JAHM.
2018 The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History became the home of JAHM and now leads the nationwide effort, continuing to focus on coalition-building with partners around the country.
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