Events Planned in Beverly Hills for Jewish American Heritage Month

The city of Beverly Hills and its Community Services Department will recognize Jewish American Heritage Month this May with celebratory events throughout the city all month long. Jewish American Heritage Month was established in 2006 to recognize and celebrate the past and present contributions that Jewish Americans contributed to the history, culture and society of our country.

“As a largely Jewish city, we look forward to celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month this May. It is an opportunity for us to showcase the amazing things, some thousands of years old, which our culture contributes to modern society,” said Beverly Hills Mayor Dr. Gold. “We hope, in these times of intolerance, events like this educate people about Jewish culture and perhaps, make for a more peaceful world.”

Free featured events for Jewish American Heritage Month are:

Rugelach Baking Contest, May 14, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market.  Entry applications are online at

Shalom Storytime with actress, writer and storyteller Jessica Honor Carleton, May 28, 1 p.m. at the Beverly Hills Public Library.  No RSVP necessary. 

Critical Conversations:  The Jewish contributions to the American Fabric of Life discussion panel, May 31, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Beverly Hills City Hall Municipal Gallery.  Register at

For more information and a list of more celebratory events, visit