In Honor of Jewish-American and AAPI Heritage Month: A Story of Shared History & Solidarity

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Wednesday, May 20 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT
Free with suggested $10 donation
See “Ways to Watch” below

This program will provide background on historical ties between Asian-American & Pacific Islander and Jewish-American communities in the US, leading up to the current discrimination and violence that both groups continue to face on a regular basis through antisemitic and anti-Asian hate crimes. We will hear from historians, Members of Congress, and Jewish leaders of Asian descent as we discuss the challenges AAPI and Jewish communities face, what is being done to address incidents of hate, and actions we can all take to respond and come together.

Speakers include:

  • Congresswoman Grace Meng, NY-6
  • Congresswoman Young Kim, CA-39
  • Joan Lubar, JEDI Chair, JFNA & Incoming Board Chair, Milwaukee Jewish Federation
  • Alene Sussman, Director, Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation
  • Dr. Annie Polland, President, Tenement Museum
  • Margaret Chin, Professor of Sociology, Hunter College and The Graduate Center (CUNY) and Board Member, Tenement Museum & Museum of Chinese in America
  • Rabbi Mira Rivera, Rabbi & Director of Pastoral Care, Romemu

Ways to Watch

Zoom: Registration is required to receive the link–click here. There are a limited number of Zoom slots available on a first-come, first-served basis. Zoom will cut off registration when the limit has been reached. Should that occur, please use one of the other methods listed above instead—they are all free and have unlimited capacity.

This program is presented by the Jewish Federations of North America in partnership with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the National Museum of American Jewish History in celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month.


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