Virginia Beach School Board adopts resolution for Jewish American Heritage Month

by | May 9, 2024 | Other News

During the Virginia Beach School Board meeting (via a consent agenda) last month, a Resolution was adopted in support of Jewish American Heritage Month, which takes place each year in May. The Resolution was read by Shannon Kendrick School, a member of the School Board.

Jewish American Heritage Month
May 2024

WHEREAS, on April 20, 2006, the federal government proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate and recognize Jewish American contributions to American culture, history, education, and government; and WHEREAS, the Jewish people have proudly sustained their identity and traditions while facing oppression, discrimination, and persecution; and

WHEREAS, the Jewish community continues to devote their skills and energy to make invaluable contributions to our city and country through leadership and achievements; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for public education, awareness and policies that are culturally competent when describing, discussing, or addressing the impacts of being a Jewish American in all aspects of American society, including discourse and policy;

RESOLVED: That the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach hereby recognizes May as Jewish American Heritage Month and supports opportunities for all students, staff, faculty, and members of the public to honor and learn more about Jewish American history and culture; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED: That a copy of this resolution be spread across the official minutes of this Board.

Adopted by the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach this 30th day of April 2024.

To learn more about Jewish American Heritage Month and to explore resources and meaningful ways to recognize this special month, go to