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Jewish American Heritage Month Continues with Jews in Congress

Today, on the anniversary of the birth of former New York Representative Emanuel Celler, we thought the timing was right to highlight the impact Jewish-American have had on the U.S. Congress. The first Jewish Representative was Lewis Charles Levin of Pennsylvania who was elected in 1845. Since that time, there have been some pretty incredible Representatives....

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Jewish American Heritage Month

In 1654, the first known Jewish community was established in North America when a boat of 23 Jews escaping unrest in Brazil was given permission to settle in New Amsterdam. For the next 356 years, Jews would contribute to American progress through contributions in history, heritage and culture. In 2006, May was proclaimed Jewish American Heritage Month to honor these contributions.

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Never Forget. Never Again.

Less than two weeks ago, Jews around the world sat down with loved ones and celebrated our exodus from slavery in Egypt. This upcoming Sunday, on Yom Hashoah, we will remember a different kind of liberation.

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YDA Jewish Caucus Announcements

Just a reminder, for those interested in applying to be a regional representative for the Jewish Caucus, the deadline for applications is tomorrow, Thursday, January 28. ... Also, a reminder that the caucus is developing a Newsletter. If you have announcements, news stories, events, job postings, etc, please forward them to

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YDA Jewish Caucus Announcements

Happy New Year!  I hope that everybody’s year is off to a great start and you are surviving the cold and snow that seems to be hitting everywhere!  The YDA Jewish Caucus has three quick announcements. First, the YDAJC is looking to fill some vacant positions in our leadership.  Regional Representatives provide a vital role […]

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Congratulations to YDAJC member Adam Weiss on new Job

Adam will be joining the U.S. Senate campaign of an Iowa Democrat as the Political Director:

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YDAJC Embracing Social Media

The Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus ( is re-envigorating its online presence. This includes a new Twitter account, a Facebook group, a YahooGroup email list, and a WordPress blog (RSS).

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YDAJC Launches RJCWatch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2008 Contact: Stephanie Hausner, (914)980-1747,, Executive Director, YDAJC YDAJC Launches Blog to Document the Inaccuracies and Hypocrisies of the Republican Jewish Coalition  New York, NY – Every year, the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) shows time and time again that it puts partisan interests above Jewish concerns and that they […]

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Young Jewish Democrats Announce the Tom P. Lantos Award

(YDAJC Press Release) An award in Memory and Honor of the Late Chairman Lantos We have lost an incredible advocate and an amazing man and leader for not only the Jewish Community, but for all people.  Chairman Tom Lantos leaves a legacy and commitment of fighting for many important issues that include, human rights, civil […]

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Tom Lantos: A Human Rights Hero Passes

(Washington Post) ONE OF Tom Lantos’s first initiatives in Congress was to reward human rights work. Back in 1981, the Hungarian-born congressman sponsored a bill to offer honorary citizenship to Raoul Wallenberg, the missing Swedish diplomat who saved more than 100,000 Jews — including Mr. Lantos himself — from Nazi extermination. Mr. Lantos’s intention was […]

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