Being an Asian American Jew Means Tackling the Model Minority Myth Twice

Hannah Bloom, Hey Alma, 11/30/2020

We joke about the two communities matching, but the root implications about both groups are deeply problematic.

Jewish letter of support to appear in local Chinese newspaper

Maya Mirsky, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 04/24/2020

Led by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Relations Council, local Jewish organizations have teamed up to publish an open letter of support for the Asian American community, which has faced racist attacks during the coronavirus crisis.

As An Asian Israeli, The Coronavirus Has Awakened Me to Our Racism

Amy Albertson, Jewish Journal, 04/02/2019

This is the first time in modern history that the Jewish people in Israel find themselves in a position of power. With this power comes great responsibility — the decision on how to treat minorities in our society. From my personal experience, Israel is missing the mark.

Reconciling Asian-American Identity Within Transracial Adoptions

Mengwen Cao, New York Times, 02/14/2019

Mengwen Cao photographed and interviewed New Yorkers who were adopted from Asia and grew up in white families.

'Judaism Shouldn't Have to Stay Alive Only Because Jews Are Afraid of Everything Else'

Yair Ettinger, Haaretz, 01/14/2019

Rabbi Angela Buchdahl explains why she changed her mind on Jewish intermarriage, and what it's like to be the face of Judaism for many Americans, while not being kosher enough for Israel.

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

Pamela Ehrenberg, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 10/10/2017

In this sweet and humorous picture book, a multicultural family (Mom's Indian, Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.

Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup

Pamela Mayer and Deborah Melmon, Kar-Ben Publishing, 08/01/2016

Two grandmas. Two delicious recipes. And one granddaughter caught in the middle!

A Study in Intermarriage

Helen Kim and Noah Leavitt, Tablet, 02/11/2015

We’ve found, somewhat to our surprise, that these mixed and usually religiously intermarried households are creating Jews who, in many cases, are even more Jewish than their Jewish parent or parents (some of these households have two Jewish parents, one of whom is racially Asian). Rather than moving away from Judaism, some of these young people are moving toward it and challenging the doom and gloom of some pundits.

Rebecca's Journey Home

Brian Olenburg Sugarman and Michelle Shapiro, Kar-Ben Publishing, 11/01/2006

A Jewish family adopts a baby from Vietnam and her new brothers eagerly await her homecoming.