(JTA) — President Donald Trump proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month.
In his statement issued by the White House on Monday, Trump said that “Jewish Americans have helped guide the moral character of our Nation.”
President George W. Bush first proclaimed May Jewish Heritage Month in 2006, and it has been proclaimed annually by the sitting president ever since.
The statement also said: “They have maintained a strong commitment to engage deeply in American society while also preserving their historic values and traditions. Their passion for social justice and showing kindness to strangers is rooted in the beliefs that God created all people in his image and that we all deserve dignity and peace.”
He added that: “Through their actions, they have made the world a better place.”
Trump also wrote that the “contributions of the Jewish people to American society are innumerable, strengthening our Nation and making it more prosperous,” noting that Jewish Americans have served in all levels of government and served in the U.S. military, as well as contributed to the arts and established philanthropic and volunteer networks. He also noted the Nobel prizes won by Jewish Americans.