United for Jewish Heritage Month: Bipartisan Support and Commitment to Israel

In an inspiring display of unity, Democrat and Republican Senators and Congressmen gathered on Capitol Hill to celebrate Israel’s 75th anniversary, reaffirm their commitment to fighting antisemitism, and recognize Jewish American Heritage Month, taking place in May. This historic meeting marked the first “Jewish American Heritage Month Congressional Breakfast: Protecting & Fostering Jewish Life and Combating Contemporary Antisemitism in the United States,” organized by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).

During the event, speakers highlighted the importance of Israel as the United States’ strongest ally in the Middle East and emphasized the need for continued economic and military support. They also acknowledged the alarming rise in antisemitism in recent years and called for a comprehensive approach to fighting this hatred, including Holocaust education, law enforcement, and community protection.

In a remarkable show of solidarity, all 26 Republican governors also joined together to express their commitment to a strong relationship with Israel and to acknowledge the significant contributions of Jewish-Americans throughout U.S. history. In a joint statement, they recognized May as Jewish American Heritage Month and called for celebrations of the historical, economic, and cultural impact of Jewish-Americans who have strengthened communities and the nation as a whole.

CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa expressed gratitude for the strong bipartisan support for the Israel-U.S. relationship and the fight against antisemitism, particularly as Israel celebrates its 75th birthday and antisemitism continues to rise in the U.S.

This bipartisan gathering serves as a powerful reminder of the shared values and goals that bring people together, transcending political divisions. As we celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, let us honor the countless contributions of Jewish-Americans and reaffirm our commitment to promoting understanding and unity, reducing antisemitism, and upholding the values that make Israel a thriving, innovative, and diverse nation.