Meet Gen Slosberg, producer of LUNAR: The Jewish Asian Film Project. Originally from China, Gen discusses how she found her place in the Jewish community, after immigrating to California at 14. Gen also details the creation of LUNAR and how the space has given members of the Asian American Jewish community a place to share their stories and connect.
This episode also focuses on the nuances that come with the Jew of Color (JOC) community and the difficulties that some members can feel and face when interacting in predominantly white Ashkenazi Jewish spaces. Gen shares her experiences and tangible ways that have made her feel like a welcomed and included member of the Jewish community, as well as how Jews and non JOC members can expand their horizons when it comes their personal definitions of who is Jewish.
According to the The Steinhardt Social Research Institute’s American Jewish Population Project, 11% of Jews in the United States are Jews of Color (JOC).
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