Jewish American Heritage Month is a celebration honoring the achievements of Jewish Americans and their incredible contributions to society. On April 20, 2006, President George W. Bush proclaimed that May would be Jewish American Heritage Month, choosing the month of May due to the highly successful celebration of the 350th Anniversary of American Jewish History in May 2004.
(sources: Library of Congress)
This year for Jewish American Heritage Month, we asked our employees to share how they celebrate their culture with stories of food, family, and traditions.
Vice President of eCommerce, 27 years of incredible service
“My favorite dinner dish is a Sephardic-style chicken dish called Chicken Marbella which is so tasty! You braise bone-in chicken with dates, olives, capers, garlic, and wine for a sweet yet tangy flavor that is just so good. It’s a great dish for the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, and is delicious over couscous.”
Cooking Coach, 8 years of incredible service
“Growing up, my mom always made challah bread French toast on Friday night for my brother and me. We would light the candles signifying the start of the Sabbath together before having a big breakfast-for-dinner meal. To this day, French toast is still my favorite breakfast food.”
Sous Chef, 15 years of incredible service
“The role of food in the Jewish culture starts with the concept of the Temple being moved to the table to the home and eating as a sacred act. Many important things happened over meals throughout history. Passover, for instance, is a holiday that is celebrated by having a Seder. A Passover Seder is where most of the menu is comprised of items that symbolize other things.”
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