26 2021

JewAsian: Race, Religion, and Identity for America’s Newest Jews

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

You will not want to miss this very unique webinar featuring Professor Helen Kim and, her husband Mr. Noah Leavitt, co-authors of JewAsian: Race, Religion and Identity for America's Newest Jews (University of Nebraska Press, 2016). Dr. Kim and Mr. Leavitt will discuss their book -- including the complex historical relationship that has linked Asians and Jews in America as well as the many interesting contemporary interactions which these two important communities presently share.


Dr. Kim is Professor of Sociology at Whitman College and currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Mr. Leavitt was formerly Research Associate of Sociology at Whitman College and currently serves as the Director of Student Engagement.


The program is moderated by Dr. Gary P. Zola, AJA Executive Director and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience and Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, and Yilin Zhang who serves as Director of Communications for 1882 Foundation and as President of Chinese American Citizens Alliance DC.


This webinar is sponsored by the 1882 Foundation, the Chinese-American Museum, and The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.


It is in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum.