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National Park Service Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

May is National Jewish American Heritage Month, and the National Park Service is celebrating by highlighting some of their favorite Jewish sites included on the National Register of Historic Places.

The list of locations they’ve highlighted so far span from Hyde Park, a Burkeville, Virginia farm that harbored and gave work to Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, to a synagogue in the Virgin Islands – Beracha Veshalom Vegemiluth Hasidim – that’s been in use since it was built in 1833. Currently featured are Son of Israel Synagogue in South Bend, Indiana and Temple Ohave Israel in Brownsville Borough, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the Jewish sites on the National Register of Historic Places, and the National Park Service’s celebration of National Jewish American Heritage month, go here.

Talya Zax is the Forward’s culture intern. Contact her at zax@forward.com or on Twitter, @TalyaZax

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