Jewish American History Month

In 2006 President George W. Bush proclaimed May as Jewish American Heritage Month.  American Jewish leaders introduced resolutions in Congress urging the President to proclaim a month specifically recognizing Jews in America and their contributions to the United States.  See more about the establishment of this heritage month and historical resources on The National Archives site. Visit the Jewish Virtual Library for a history of the Jewish community in the Bay Area.  

Jewish American Heritage Month: Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels

Book Recommendations





Documentary Screening

Join us at Rinconada Library on Saturday, May 11 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a special screening of a documentary about violinist David Arben.  

Father and daughter biographers Dr. John Jackson and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra violinist Rebecca Jackson-Picht will present a docufilm about David Arben, Rebecca’s violin teacher.

“Because of the violin, I was the only one that came out alive, from 105 people who were shot to death or buried alive,” Arben said.

A question-and-answer session will follow the film, and copies of the book David Arben's Life of Miracles & Successes, a biography by Dr. John Jackson & Rebecca Jackson will be for sale.  

Free to attend, register to receive an email reminder.


Little Ones Storytime: Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month!

Join us at Children's Library on Wednesday, May 22 from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for a special storytime with Librarian Alicia. We'll enjoy stories and songs to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. This program is targeted to children under the age of two and their caregivers.