The resolution acknowledges the long history of Jewish Americans, dating back over 350 years, and their integral role in American history, including their contributions to the nation's independence and religious freedom. It recognizes the significant presence of Jewish Americans in Rhode Island, numbering approximately 18,750, and their ongoing contributions to the state's welfare. The resolution also recounts the waves of Jewish immigration to the United States during the mid-1800s and late 1800s to early 1900s, driven by persecution and economic hardship, and the subsequent impact of restrictive immigration policies in the 1920s, which had tragic consequences during the Holocaust.

The resolution further highlights the extensive contributions of Jewish Americans to various facets of American culture and history, including education, science, business, philanthropy, politics, civil rights, and the arts, mentioning notable figures such as Jonas Salk, Albert Einstein, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It emphasizes the importance of understanding and valuing Jewish American history and heritage, especially in light of the resurgence of anti-Semitism. To honor this heritage and the community's accomplishments, the resolution proclaims May of 2024 as "Jewish American Heritage Month" in Rhode Island and encourages residents to celebrate the contributions of Jewish Americans. The Secretary of State is directed to send a certified copy of the resolution to Mr. Jeffrey M. Wice, Executive Director of the National Association of Jewish Legislators.