In CCAR Journal: A Reform Jewish Quarterly, Fall/2005 7-24. During the Fall 2005 the United States observed the 350th anniversary of Jewish communal life in North America. This milestone occasion challenges students of the American Jewish experience to reflect on the significance of this anniversary. What lessons can be drawn from the study of 350 years of Jewish life in America? What do these past 350 years teach us about the character of this nation?. This essay will touch upon broad motifs that exemplify the uniqueness of American Jewish experience.