Proclamations Honor Jewish-American Heritage Month

May 29, 2024

Proclamations Honor Jewish-American Heritage Month

Front row, L-R: First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp, JF&CS CEO Terri Bonoff, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp at the Georgia State Capitol

Governments across the nation took time this month to discuss and declare proclamations to honor Jewish American Heritage Month, recognized annually in May. The official recognition brings reverence and respect to the Jewish community, offering comfort and support amid these difficult times. JF&CS and other leaders in Jewish Atlanta were invited to receive multiple recognitions at the state and county level, culminating in a visit to Atlanta’s capitol to meet with Governor Kemp.

“As we confront the frightening rise in antisemitism, particularly on college campuses, we have gratitude for the support and recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month expressed by the local and State elected leaders of Georgia, and for the community support,” said Terri Bonoff, JF&CS CEO. “We at JF&CS support the mental health and wellbeing of Jewish College students in partnership with Hillels of Georgia.”

Vera Golden, Chief Impact Officer, and Lauren Harris, Leadership & Engagement Officer, accept a proclamation from Gwinnett County

Proclamations were issued by:

  • Georgia Governor Brian Kemp
  • Dunwoody Mayor Lynn Deutch
  • Fulton County Commission
  • Gwinnett County Commission
  • Cobb County Commission
  • Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson
  • Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul
  • Savannah Mayor Van R. Johnson II
  • Wake County Commission (North Carolina)
  • Alston & Bird
  • Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation and the Blank Family of Businesses
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Ernst & Young
  • Homrich Berg Wealth Management
  • TricorBraun
  • Parker, Hudson, Rainer, and Dobbs