Jewish Education Round Table
May is Jewish American Heritage Month! Please look for the beautiful banners that AUSD and the City of Alameda jointly produced last year for our school sites in honor of this month. The banners feature Elie Wiesel, Alexandra Rose Raisman, Albert Einstein, Bella Abzug, Levi Strauss, Rashida Leah Jones, Steven Allan Spielberg, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn more about these Jewish Americans.
Jewish American Heritage Month Proclamation
At its public meeting on April 24, 2018 the AUSD Board of Education unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing May as Jewish American Heritage Month and encouraging all community members to acknowledge and honor Jewish Americans for their accomplishments and service. You can read the proclamation here.
To educate students, staff, and the Alameda community about Jewish culture and the history of its people and to advise AUSD staff on Jewish and anti-Semitic related policies. Established in the fall of 2017, the Jewish Education Round Table is composed of AUSD parents, staff, teachers, and students, as well as community members.
- To diminish anti-Semitism and hate speech targeted at Jewish students, families, and staff through policy advice.
- To be a consultative service for the community in response to anti semitic incidents.
- To provide resources and guidance about Jewish culture and holiday observances.
The Jewish Education Round Table holds several events focused on Jewish history and culture each year. Prior events have included: