Support Asian Jewish connection, belonging, and visibility with a tax-deductible donation to the LUNAR Collective!
When we launched LUNAR: The Jewish-Asian Film Project in 2021, we never imagined that thousands of Asian American Jews across the nation would come together to support the project. To meet this growing need, we re-emerged last fall as the LUNAR Collective, the premiere organization by and for Asian American Jews!
Now, we run community events virtually and locally in Los Angeles, New York City, and the Bay Area, inclusive Jewish learning programs with our Rabbi-in-Residence, Rabbi Mira Rivera, and storytelling initiatives including our Asian Jewish Haggadah, Asian Jewish nigun, and upcoming Asian Jewish theatre show.
Through all of this growth, one thing will never change: our commitment to cultivating connection, belonging, and visibility for Asian American Jews.
How we're leveling up
Your support will empower us to:
- Establish new hub locations in Chicago, Boston, D.C., and Hawai'i
- Expand our Rabbi-in-Residence program to offer one-on-one mentorship with Rabbi Mira Rivera
- Launch our Constellations program, pairing new and veteran LUNAR members for deeper one-on-one connection
- Build an advisory board of Asian Jewish leaders
- Host a national Asian Jewish retreat
- Create new digital initiatives amplifying Asian Jewish arts, culture, and advocacy
Why we're crowdfunding
As a grassroots, part-time, Gen-Z and women-led team of Asian American Jews, we often face barriers in securing sustainable funding. Some institutions fail to understand why LUNAR matters, dismissing us as "too niche" or "too untraditional".
However, when you donate to LUNAR, your contribution truly goes farther than you know. For just $5, you can fund a Constellations coffee chat. $15 can buy a book for our Asian Jewish book club. $100 can help nourish a Shabbat dinner. Every dollar adds up in funding our work! Plus, the more individual donors we can engage, the more "social proof" we can leverage with larger funders.
And if that's not reason enough to donate, check out our brand new LUNAR Collective merch! Order a LUNAR t-shirt, magnet, or pin and show off your Asian Jewish pride.