Post Tagged with: "intercultural"

Angela Warnick Buchdahl, born to an American Jewish father and a Korean Buddhist mother, will head Central Synagogue becoming its first Asian-American Senior Rabbi. (Photo from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion via Jewish Daily Forward)

First Asian-American to Head Leading Synagogue

East Asian, Jewish December 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

One of the country’s largest Reform synagogues has selected Angela Warnick Buchdahl as its Senior Rabbi, reports the Jewish Daily Forward. Her multicultural background reflects the changing faces of the Jewish community.

Generational shifts, moderate voices and intercultural marriages characterize Jewish Americans in the first comprehensive and independent survey of the community. (Photo by asterix611, Creative Commons license)

Forward Dissects Major Report on US Jews

A Pew survey on Jewish Americans has found members of the community turning away from conservative factions as growing numbers step away from the religion and marry outside of the faith. An editorial in The Jewish Daily Forward lays out proposals to sustain the future of the community.

Cantor Angela Buchdahl performing. (Photo by Jewish Women's Archive, Creative Commons license)

Asian-American Rabbi Overcomes Need to ‘Prove’ Herself

Culture, East Asian, Religion, Traditions August 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

In a sign of the increasing diversity of the Jewish community, Cantor Angela Buchdahl could soon be head rabbi at the historic Central Synagogue – but with Ashkenazi Jewish and Korean roots, she wasn’t always so confident in her Jewish identity, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Day laborers wait for work in the Jewish section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Latinos Learn Hasidic Customs at Work

Culture, In the News, Labor, Latino, Religion, Traditions April 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the relationship between Latino workers and their Orthodox Jewish employers, from the workers who adjust to religious customs, to the community organizers who work to bridge the gap between the two groups.

(Photo by Nate Lavey/Forward)

Reviving a Past of Black and Jewish Collaboration in Harlem

African American, Culture, In the News, Manhattan January 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Harlem resident John T. Reddick uncovers a period when black and Jewish New Yorkers worked to produce music together, via an exhibit covering the years 1890–1930, reported the Jewish Daily Forward.

Photo is screenshot of video by María Teresa Alzuru

Women See Two Sides to Gender Roles in Their Immigrant Families

Culture, Immigration, Media, Video January 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Venezuelan-American María Teresa Alzuru produced a documentary video on women’s views of gender roles in their immigrant families. Having moved here as a young child, her own intercultural experiences inspired the project, Feet in 2 Worlds reports.

“I love the tackiness of it: tarot readers and 'God Bless Deli,' alongside Citibank and Chase.” (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Polish Greenpoint Reminds Irishman of Home

Culture, Eastern European, Immigration, Western European December 17, 2012 at 4:45 pm

In an article for Irish Central, Rob McDonagh records his observations and experiences of living in the Polish neighborhood of Greenpoint. Being surrounded by Polish culture and community takes him back to Ireland, where Poles have become a part of the “genetic landscape.”

Opening in 2013, Harlem Hebrew will be modeled on Brooklyn’s Hebrew Language Academy Charter School, above. (Photo via Jewish Week)

Hebrew Charter School in Harlem Will Strive for Diversity, Backers Say

Culture, Education June 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Manhattan’s first Hebrew charter school will open in the historically black neighborhood of Harlem next year, The Jewish Week reported. While the school’s district includes the Upper West Side, Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter will try to recruit a diverse student body and make Harlem a crucial part of its identity, its backers say.


Hunt for the perfect knish

Culture, In the News, New York December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The Tablet, a magazine of Jewish culture, offers a guide that includes a Brooklyn eatery owned by a Muslim where the knishes are made by a Latino baker.