This article originally appeared in the Jewish Press of Tampa on April 23, 2019.
By Josefin Dolsten
SooJi Min-Maranda rarely sees other Jewish people who look like her.
“I often feel very isolated as a Jew of color living in the Midwest,” she said.
Min-Maranda, who lives in Ann Arbor, MI, with her husband and two children, was born in Korea but moved with her family to the United States at the age of 3.
In her role as executive director of ALEPH: Alliance for Jewish Renewal, she may be the most visible person of color leading a Jewish religious organization.