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Congresswoman Grace Meng

Representing the 6th District of New York

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.