To be both Indigenous and Jewish can be enriching and confusing. Those who are members of both of these communities may struggle to feel like they belong in either place. However, as many Indigenous Jews have pointed out, there is much that is similar between the two communities, including struggles for acceptance, histories of oppression, and rich cultural traditions.
Join the Museum and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian for a conversation about the Indigenous Jewish experience. The program will feature a conversation between Sarah Podemski, star of FX’s Reservation Dogs, and Emily Bowen Cohen, artist and comic writer. The program will be moderated by Cindy Benitez, Program Manager at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.