Asian American Jewish Voices: A Conversation with Rabbi Angela Buchdahl and Professor Helen Kim

Wednesday, May 19, 2021


This event was held on May 19, 2021 at 1 pm ET
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1 pm ET (10 am PT)
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Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month share the month of May. In celebration of these months, and in recognition of the many Americans who share both Jewish and Asian heritage, we are thrilled to welcome two leading Asian American Jewish voices for a conversation: Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl and Professor Helen Kim (Whitman College).

Among other topics, we’ll hear from Rabbi Buchdahl on her many years of experience as an Asian American Jewish leader and from Helen Kim on her extensive research on being “JewAsian” as they both share their unique vantage on the intersection of Asian and Jewish identities.

Join us in lifting up the voices of the Asian American Jewish community this May.


About the speakers:

Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl is the first Asian American to be ordained as cantor or rabbi in North America. She currently serves as the Senior Rabbi at New York City’s Central Synagogue.

Helen Kim is Associate Dean for Faculty Development & Professor of Sociology at Whitman College in Washington State, and co-author of the book JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America’s Newest Jews.

Image: Helen Kim (left), Rabbi Angela Buchdahl (right)

This program is presented by the National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with The Andrew and Ann Tisch Center for Jewish Dialogue at ANU, The Museum of the Jewish People.


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