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Thursday 27th of April 2017

Study of people who are Asian-American and Jewish (religious or not)

In the coming years, due to adoption, intermarriage and conversion, population of people who are Asian-American and Jewish will grow exponentially. For the first ever book on the experience of this population, I am interested to hear from people who are Asian-American and Jewish, and from the parents of such people. Respondents may be adopted, biracial or a convert to Judaism. I would also like to hear from the adoptive Jewish parents of young Asian children, and the biological parents of biracial/bicultural Asian-Jewish children. I am interested in the experiences of all types of Jews - from secular to Orthodox. I hope to gather the experiences through a questionnaire, and if possible, a personal interview. (All names will be kept confidential.) A major publisher has already expressed interest in publishing this book.

If you are interested in participating, please send your name, address and phone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All contact information will remain confidential. I am keeping a list of the emails of people who would like to contact other Asian-American Jews. If you would like to be on that list, please let me know. Otherwise, you email will remain private.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. My references and bio are included below.

Patricia Y.C.E. Lin, Ph.D.
Scholar-in-Residence
Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion
Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Contact address:

722 Washington Avenue
Albany, CA 94706
Tel: (510)-527-8127
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Patricia Y.C.E. Lin is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.A./Ph.D. in European History from the University of California, Berkeley. A Fulbright Scholar, she also engaged in private study with Rabbi Mark Solomon of Leo Baeck College, London. Dr. Lin, a daughter of Taiwanese immigrants and a Jew-by-Choice, has led services and delivered sermons in the United States and England, and lectured widely on the topic of Asian and Asian-American Jews. Currently a consultant to the Jewish Museum of New York, Dr. Lin has previously been a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research, San Francisco where she wrote substantial portions of a report on racial and ethnic diversity in the American Jewish community. Her publications include Religious and Spiritual Change in America: the Experience of Marin County, California (2002) (co-authored with Gary Tobin, Ph.D.) as well as articles on the experience of war in European History. Dr. Patricia Y.C.E. Lin is a Scholar-in-Residence at the Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. She received her B.A. from Princeton University and her M.A./Ph.D. in European History from the University of California, Berkeley. A Fulbright Scholar, she also engaged in private study with Rabbi Mark Solomon of Leo Baeck College, London. Dr. Lin, a daughter of Taiwanese immigrants and a Jew-by-Choice, has led services and delivered sermons in the United States and England, and lectured widely on the topic of Asian and Asian-American Jews. Currently a consultant to the Jewish Museum of New York, Dr. Lin has previously been a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research, San Francisco where she wrote substantial portions of a report on racial and ethnic diversity in the American Jewish community. Her publications include Religious and Spiritual Change in America: the Experience of Marin County, California (2002) (co-authored with Gary Tobin, Ph.D.) as well as articles on the experience of war in European History.

REFERENCES:

Professor Fumitaka Matsuoka, Director, The Institute for Leadership Development and Study of Pacific and Asian North American Religion, Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709. Phone: (510)-849-8209. Fax: (510)-845-8948. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Professor Thomas W. Laqueur, Department of History, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. tel: 510-549-2170.


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