Two young women, one standing and one sitting, smile for the camera.
Jenni Rudolph (left) and Maryam Chishti are the co-executive directors of The LUNAR Collective. (Photo/Holly Olmos)

Talking Jews and Asians in pop culture with The LUNAR Collective

This week, the Bagels welcome Jenni Rudolph and Maryam Chishti, co-executive directors of The LUNAR Collective to the virtual studio to talk about Asian Jewish identity. How do they feel about Asian representation in hit mainstream movies like “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and “Turning Red”? Jenni and Maryam share personal stories and tease a possible LUNAR Jewish-Asian book club. The Bagels and the LUNAR team peel back layers of identity to find meaning and explore the idea of inclusion and belonging. What kind of bagels would they be? After all that peeling, we can’t believe that no one said “onion bagel.”

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Listen to “‘Onioning’ Identity with the Asian-Jewish LUNAR Collective (with Jenni Rudolph and Maryam Chishti)” on Spreaker.

Erin Ben-Moche and Esther D. Kustanowitz
The Bagels

Esther D. Kustanowitz and Erin Ben-Moche are the hosts of The Bagel Report, an award-winning podcast about Jewish representation and identity in pop culture, produced by J. The Jewish News of Northern California in partnership with Jewfolk, Inc. New episodes are available on (some) Fridays on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.