Robert Menendez

US Senator for New Jersey
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Menendez Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

May 11, 2012

Washington – In recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released the following statement today:

“Jewish American Heritage Month gives us the opportunity to celebrate and honor a community that has been an integral part of weaving the fabric of America. Let us stop and reflect on the innumerable contributions Jewish Americans have made to New Jersey and our country since their arrival in New Amsterdam in 1654.  From science and innovation, to music and popular culture, to government and business, Jewish Americans have enriched our society at every turn. Their stories are the quintessential American stories of struggles and successes, faith and family, diversity and tolerance.  Along the way, Jewish Americans were front and center in the fight against anti-Semitism and in the fight for civil rights. So now is a time to celebrate a community that has lifted our country up and stare down hate and intolerance wherever it occurs.”

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