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Only in America Contest

Vote for the Next Only in America® Inductees

Voting is now open for the next inductees into our Museum’s Ed Snider Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame, which recognizes outstanding Jewish Americans. Help us select our next inductees by voting in each of the categories below.

Inspired by this year’s JAHM theme of supporting one another in the face of adversity, the accomplishments of this year’s finalists reflect their heritage, traditions, and values, and embody the ancient Rabbi Hillel’s famous quote, “If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?”

“Hometown Hero” finalists were nominated by the public for being everyday citizens who made a significant positive community impact during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our new Hometown Hero will be invited to participate in our annual Only in America® induction ceremony this fall, and will receive half of the donations received throughout the nomination and voting process to honor their work in the community.

We also looked to the JAHM theme, our collection, American Jewish history, and current events to select eight living and deceased high profile Jewish American candidates who have made extraordinary contributions to our country and in some cases, the world.

You can vote for as many finalists as you like within each category once every 12 hours, with voting closing on June 21st. Spread the word! 



How To Vote

  • Use the category filter below to see the finalists within each of the three categories.
  • To view more information on a finalist, click on their image to expand the view.
  • Cast your vote by clicking the “Vote Now” button in the finalist’s box in the gallery view or within the expanded view.
  • To return to the gallery view, click the “Go back to gallery” link at the top of the expanded information view.
  • You will be prompted to enter your email address each time you vote. Votes are anonymous—the public will not be able to tell who voted for which finalists.
  • You can vote every 12 hours. Within each 12 hour period, you can vote for as many finalists as you like in each of the three categories. You will only be allowed to vote for an individual finalist once within a 12 hour period.
  • By entering your email address, you agree to receive communications from the Museum. You may unsubscribe at any time.
  • Winners will be announced on June 30th.