Florida Senate - 2018                                    SR 1062
       By Senator Campbell
       38-01431-18                                           20181062__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution recognizing February 12-16, 2018, as
    3         Jewish American Heritage Week in Florida.
    5         WHEREAS, nationally, Jewish American Heritage Month
    6  resulted from a congressional initiative launched in 2005 to
    7  recognize the more than 360-year history of Jewish contributions
    8  to North American culture, and
    9         WHEREAS, Jewish American Heritage Month has been
   10  commemorated since 2006 through educational programs coordinated
   11  by a number of government agencies, including the Library of
   12  Congress, the National Archives, and the United States Holocaust
   13  Memorial Museum, and
   14         WHEREAS, Jewish immigrants from around the world continue
   15  to journey to the State of Florida in search of hope, shelter,
   16  and the opportunity for a new beginning, and
   17         WHEREAS, the population of Jewish Americans in the United
   18  States has grown to 5.7 million, and 654,860 Jewish Americans
   19  reside in this state, and
   20         WHEREAS, Jewish Americans have made vital contributions to
   21  the development of our communities, academic institutions, civic
   22  organizations, and businesses, and
   23         WHEREAS, while contributing to every facet of American
   24  society, Jewish Americans have infused our nation’s civic,
   25  social, economic, and cultural life with their own unique
   26  culture, customs, and dynamic heritage, and
   27         WHEREAS, the faith and hard work of Jewish Americans have
   28  played an integral role in shaping the cultural fabric of this
   29  state, and
   30         WHEREAS, Jewish Americans have worked to promote civil
   31  rights and build bridges of mutual understanding between the
   32  world’s religions, and
   33         WHEREAS, during Jewish American Heritage Month the nation
   34  celebrates and honors the invaluable contributions of Jewish
   35  Americans to our way of life, and it is fitting that the proud
   36  history of Jewish Americans be recognized in this state, NOW,
   39  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   41         That February 12-16, 2018, is recognized as Jewish American
   42  Heritage Week in Florida.