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Asian Jewish Americans have a double reason to celebrate their heritage in May

By Samira Mehta, Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies & Jewish Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
May is both Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month. Two entirely separate commemorations for two entirely separate communities, right?

Think again. Not only do Asian American Jews exist, but we come from a variety of places and come to Judaism in a range of ways.

Centuries of history

Some Asian American Jews come from long-standing Jewish communities in Asia. The two…The Conversation

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