20 2021

AAPI & Jewish-American Heritage Month: Shared History & Solidarity

2:00PM - 3:00PM  


Contact Brian Chu

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

The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation & the National Museum of American Jewish History

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.


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