05/02/2013 03:55 pm ET

Making up the Fabric of America

How different would 2013 be without these 18 Jewish Americans?

May is Jewish American Heritage Month, a time of national recognition and celebration of the achievements of the Jewish community to the fabric of American society. For 350 years, Jewish-Americans have made a difference in our nation's government, business, military service, sciences, medicine, sports and arts and entertainment. Here are a just few notable mensches who come to mind:

Notable American Jews

Who else should be listed? Tweet me at @Daroff with your suggestions (use the hashtag #JAHM)! There are still four weeks left in Jewish American Heritage Month for a follow-up post with your additions!