‘Trust Exercise’ author Susan Choi on why she hasn’t explored her Jewish background in her writing

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 12/20/2019

Choi, whose father is Korean and mother is Jewish, started working on “Trust Exercise” about five or six years ago, but it came further into focus with the explosion of the #MeToo movement.

“Jewpanese” Foodie Shares Rosh Hashanah Recipes

Carmel Ayala Tanaka, Jewish&, 09/25/2019

On the menu: salmon teriyaki and miso maple trout.

Welcoming Synagogue Diversity

Amy Kuo Hammerman, Jewish&, 09/23/2019

I feel at home at this synagogue because I have never been made to feel like a token.

Accidental Racism in the Jewish World

Aryeh Ho, Aish, 08/24/2019

A “harmless” joke highlights the problem of racial sensitivity in some sectors of the Jewish community.

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian

Emma Rosman, Shofar, 02/27/2019

The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?

Indonesian Culinary and Cultural Inspiration for Rosh Hashanah

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 08/29/2018

A childhood in Java inspires home cook to feed Jewish community in Singapore

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

Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt, University of Nebraska Press, 07/01/2016

JewAsian is a qualitative examination of the intersection of race, religion, and ethnicity in the increasing number of households that are Jewish American and Asian American. Helen Kiyong Kim and Noah Samuel Leavitt’s book explores the larger social dimensions of intermarriages to explain how these particular unions reflect not only the identity of married individuals but also the communities to which they belong.

Asian Jews Challenge White American Jewry

Taly Krupkin, Haaretz, 12/13/2015

Mixed Jewish-Asian couples are increasingly common in the U.S. A survey of children born to these couples presents a message to the Jewish community: More openness is required.

A Jewish-Asian Couple’s Union Leads to a Scholarly Interest in Intermarriage

Samuel G. Freedman, The New York Times, 06/15/2012

From that encounter grew not only their own subsequent marriage but a joint scholarly interest in the very trend they embodied: intermarriage between Asian-Americans and American Jews. Their major research paper on the subject appeared in February, just three months before arguably the highest-profile example of the phenomenon, the wedding of Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder, to his longtime girlfriend, Dr. Priscilla Chan.

A Conspicuous Family

Gina Hagler, Interfaithfamily.com, 10/01/2006