Jewish American Heritage Month
We're Getting REady!
Events are Unfolding
MORE events COMING THAT celebratE and recognizE the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans!
Here's how we celebrated last year!
Join the City of Beverly Hills and the Community Services Department for a series of events throughout the month celebrating and recognizing the achievements and contributions of Jewish Americans!
May 1-31, 2023
Beverly Hills Public Library Display
|Come to the Beverly Hills Public Library and enjoy a selection of books and audiovisual items on display celebrating influential and prominent Jewish Americans as well as compelling and interesting stories about Jewish life in America. You'll also find e-resource links online at bhpl.org, and a window display in the Library's Rexford lobby showcasing Jewish Americans with captivating visual elements.
May 4, 11, 18 & 25 - Thursdays at 1pm
Roxbury Reels - Movies Celebrating Storylines about Jewish Americans
Roxbury Park Community Center
Thursday, May 4
Thursday, May 11
Thursday, May 18
Thursday, May 25
May Beverly Hills Television Special Programming
Baking with Israeli-born, LA-based Chef Shimi Aaron
BHTV Channel 10
Television Program Schedule
May 17, 2023
Monday, May 8 - 1pm
Beverly Hills Active Adult Club Presents
Joy Weiser Performing "Song and Dance with a Tribute to Jewish Heritage"
Roxbury Park Community Center
Sunday, May 14 - 9am-1pm
ENTER the Rugelach Baking Contest and join us at the Farmers' Market on Sunday, May 14 from 9am-1pm where you can enjoy Klezmer music from Mostly Kosher and find out who won the Rugalach Contest at the Civic and Third Street stage at 12 noon, when winners will be announced.
Rugelach Baking Contest is open to amateur bakers only and applications to enter must be submitted by Sunday, May 7 to be eligible. The contest is open to the first 10 entries. Contestants must bring their Rugelach entries to the Farmers' Market Sunday, May 14 at 9am to prepare for judging.
RUGALACH APPLICATION HERE!
Sunday, May 28 - 1pm
"Shalom Stories" - Storytime with Jessica Honor Carleton
Beverly Hills Public Library
Join us for special Storytime with storyteller, actress and writer, Jessica Honor Carleton who is excited to share stories from her culture and celebrate Jewish storytelling with "Shalom Stories, a joyful, silly program that will be fun for everyone! Bring the whole family, friends and neighbors!
Carleton has been honored to win five National Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series (2014). She's been storytelling professionally for over 20 years, performing at festivals and conferences around the country. Carleton is currently a writer for Sesame Street, and was a staff writer on Disney Junior's hit show, Puppy Dog Pals. Performance TV credits include Atypical and Chicago Fire. A Chicago native, Carleton's theatre credits include The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at Steppenwolf Theatre. Carleton is a graduate of Northwestern University in theatre and creative writing for the media.
Wednesday, May 31 - 6:30pm
Critical Conversations Speaker Series: The Jewish Contributions to the American Fabric of Life
City Hall Municipal Gallery
Join us for a free speakers series, entitled Critical Conversations: The Jewish Contributions to the American Fabric of Life, where five dynamic leaders will discuss and celebrate the Jewish contributions in all aspects of American life, including arts and culture, politics, media and entertainment, philanthropy, the tech industry and science and medicine.
CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS PANELISTS
Sam Yebri, Attorney & Non-profit Leader
Bob Eshman, Publisher of the Jewish Journal
Gina Raphael, Chair of Women's International Zionist Organization
Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Director of Global Social Action for the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Sagi Refael, Board Member in Jewish Artists Initiative
Click HERE for biographies of panelists.