Read up! Founder, Beth Katz, was featured in the November issue of The Interfaith Observer...
|Congregation Temple Israel was the first permanent Jewish house of worship |
in Nebraska, built in 1884. - Photo: Jewish American Society for Historical Preservation
"Navigating Life as Second-Generation Americans"
In this recent article, Beth Katz shares the struggles and realities faced by Second-Generation Americans in past and present. She shows the parallels between her parents' stories and and the stories of many other Second-Generation Americans (SGAs) as they assimilate into American society. SGAs experience ignorance and stereotypes based on their religious/ethnic identities. Read about how Millennial generation is confronting different types of discrimination and expressing their identity in new ways.
"My parents downplayed their identities as Jewish Americans in order to assimilate into the wider culture. Today’s SGAs (as well as their non-SGA peers) choose to assert their multiple identities as Americans and as members of their respective religious/spiritual and ethnic communities" (Katz, 2014).