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Jewish Daily: Korean American Rabbi in Running to Lead’s NY’s Longest Running Synagogue


Angela BuchdahlAngela Buchdahl, the first Asian American rabbi, is considered the leading contender for the post of senior rabbi at Central Synagogue in Manhattan, reports the Jewish Daily.

Central is described by the Jewish Daily as New York’s “oldest continually in use synagogue.”

The diverse congregation is made up of many Jewish faces, including blacks, Asians and Hispanics.

Buchdahl was born to a Korean Buddhist mother and Reform Jewish father.

“Internal questions of authenticity loomed over my Jewish identity throughout my adolescence into early adulthood, as I sought to integrate my Jewish, Korean, and secular American identities,” Buchdahl wrote in the publication Sh’ma Journal in 2003.

 You can read about her journey in the Jewish faith in the Jewish Daily.


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