Morton E. Ruderman Lecture Series: Asian Americans in a Multi-Racial and Multi-Religious Democracy

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October 20, 2021
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Jewish History / Studies

Oct. 20 at 6 pm.  Rabbi Mira Rivera will be in conversation with Professors Phil Thai, Matt Lee and Lily Song about racial and religious intersections among Asian Americans. In the context of many varieties of Asian American identities, what are the particular experiences and challenges faced by Jewish Asian Americans?

Rabbi Mira Rivera is the first Filipina-American to receive rabbinical ordination and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from The Jewish Theological Seminary. She serves as Associate Rabbi and Director of Pastoral Care at Romemu in New York City, and as Rabbinic Mentor at Ammud: The Jews of Color Torah Academy. She is a Board Certified Chaplain with Neshama Association of Jewish Chaplains. She received a BFA in Film and Television from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Mira danced for the Martha Graham Dance Company and Ensemble under Artistic Director Yuriko Kikuchi and taught dance to NYC public school children with National Dance Institute.

Professor Phil Thai is Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, and Director of Asian Studies, Northeastern University

Professor Matt Lee is Teaching Professor of Human Services, Northeastern University

Professor Lily Song is Assistant Professor of Race, Social Justice, and the Built Environment, Northeastern University

This is a hybrid event which will be live-streamed.  It is free and open to the public.  Registration required.

In collaboration with Fall 2021 Open Classroom at Northeastern University "Repairing a Divided America."

Contact Info: 

Deborah Levisohn Stanhill

Jewish Studies Program

Northeastern University


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