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Jewish American Heritage Month

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The ABA is hosting a free 21-Day Practice on Combating Antisemitism: The 21-Day Challenge invites participants to complete a syllabus of short daily assignments (typically taking 15–30 minutes) over 21 consecutive days. 

The current movement for equality in America provides an opportunity for us to consider how we — as individuals, as lawyers, and as a Section — are meeting this moment. In the face of rising antisemitic violence and expression, accompanied by an inability at virtually every point on the political spectrum to recognize manifestations of antisemitism for what they are, there are critical questions that must be asked: Are we moving on with our daily lives, or are we willing to grow in our knowledge and understanding to help shape our profession and the larger society? What responsibility do we bear—as lawyers and as citizens?

It is with these thoughts in mind that the Section is sharing some resources and an opportunity for members to participate in a 21-Day Practice on Combating Antisemitism, which is being held at a particularly appropriate time, the annual observance of May as Jewish American Heritage Month.

The “21- Day Challenge” was conceived several years ago by diversity expert Eddie Moore, Jr. to advance deeper understandings of the intersections of race, power, privilege, supremacy and oppression. Other ABA groups have undertaken similar 21-Day Challenges, including the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council, the Labor and Employment Law Section, and the Judicial Division.

Sign up to join the Practice ABA affiliation is not required to participate. Non-lawyers welcome to participate. 

LRC DEIA Committee

LRC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee Members 2023-24:

  • Melissa Abernathy
  • Michele Knapp
  • Robert Lee
  • Liz Parker

Check out the Committee's Guide for more information on our activities and events.

Have an idea or suggestion for a DEIA resource guide? Contact the committee at or fill out our anonymous feedback form, all suggestions welcome!


Jewish American Heritage Month presents an opportunity for the LRC to explore the significance of Jewish Americans in U.S. legal history. Check out the resources on this page for a sampling of the great resources about this topic online and in the LRC's collection.

Stylized Star of David and text Jewish American Heritage Month

Credit: A Proclamation on Jewish American Heritage Month

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