Gov. Noem and Colleagues Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

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May 1, 2024

Contact: Amelia Joy


Gov. Noem and Colleagues Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month


PIERRE, S.D. – Today, Governor Kristi Noem and 26 of her Republican colleagues issued a joint statement celebrating Jewish American Heritage Month.


“As governors and community leaders, we are honored to recognize May as Jewish-American Heritage Month, especially as Jewish people around the world face unspeakable persecution.


“Our country has a long history of supporting Israel, and now more than ever, it’s important we stand in solidarity with the Jewish community against horrific acts of antisemitism, religious bigotry, and terrorism both in our country and across the globe.


“Throughout May, we are proud to celebrate Jewish heritage and the many positive contributions that the Jewish community has had on our nation while reaffirming our unwavering support for the Nation of Israel and her people.” 


This legislative session, Governor Noem was proud to sign a historic bill to combat antisemitism in South Dakota.


Governor Noem was joined by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy, Arkansas Governor Sarah Sanders, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Idaho Governor Brad Little, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Louisiana Governor Jeff Landry, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves, Missouri Governor Mike Parson, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, Vermont Governor Phil Scott, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, and Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon.