Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York
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Meng to Host Discussion in Queens on Fostering Friendship Between Jewish and Korean Communities

Mar 26, 2014
Press Release
Congresswoman’s “Jewish and Korean-American Intercultural Dialogue” event to feature Korean Consul General and leaders of key Jewish and Korean-American organizations
Event to take place at Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center on campus of Queensborough Community College in Bayside
 
U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Queens), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that she will host a panel discussion in Queens on fostering friendship between the Jewish and Korean-American communities.
 
The event, entitled “Jewish and Korean-American Intercultural Dialogue,” will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 31st at the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center on the campus of Queensborough Community College in Bayside.
 
The event will include a discussion of Jewish-Korean community relations; remarks from Meng and Ambassador Se-Joo Son, the Consul General of the Republic of Korea; and a panel discussion with the leaders of key Jewish and Korean-American organizations. There will also be cultural presentations including Israeli dance and Korean drum performances.
 
The event is free and open to the public and press.
 
“Jewish and Korean-Americans share so much in common, and I look forward to bringing the two communities together for this important event,” said Meng. “There are countless opportunities for both communities to learn from each other and work together, and I am happy to lead the effort to foster this relationship. I encourage all members of the Jewish and Korean communities to attend this discussion.”
 
In addition to Meng and the Consul General, those scheduled to speak on the panel are:
 
- Dong Chan Kim - President of Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE)
- Rabbi Michael Miller - Executive Vice President and CEO of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
- Linda Lee - Executive Director of Korean Community Services Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS)
- Rabbi Moshe Faskowitz - Rabbi at the Torah Center of Hillcrest - Dean of Yeshiva Madreigas HaAdam
- Dr. Arthur Flug -Executive Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives
 
Other participating organizations include:
 
- Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY)
- Korean American Association of Queens (KAAQ)
- Israeli Dance Institute
- Korean Traditional Music Association Institute of America (KTMDI), Kook Ak Won LTD.
    
The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center is located at 222-05 56th Avenue in Bayside, Queens.
 
Coffee and cake – under rabbinical supervision – will be served.