Mission

Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”) strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of global Jewish identity and experience. Read more >

Programs

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Education

Passport to Peoplehood is an educational resource that explores Jewish communities around the world through the traditions and cultural arts that defines each unique culture, as well as recognizing the shared values that connect all Jews.

Diversity Workshops

Be'chol Lashon provides opportunities for Jewish professionals and others to actively engage in conversations about race, ethnicity and identity.

Camp Be'chol Lashon

Registration is currently open for Camp Be'chol Lashon, a multicultural Jewish leadership camp at Walker Creek Ranch in West Marin, CA.

Fall 2019 Tour

Book Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, to address your community this Fall.

Film: Little White Lie

Given Be'chol Lashon's commitment to celebrating racial and ethnic Jewish diversity, we are delighted to be the producer of Little White Lie and see the movie as a vehicle to open up important conversations about race, identity and family life.

Speakers Bureau

Our Speakers Bureau includes diverse community, academic and cultural arts leaders, like singer Sarah Aroeste, above. Book a speaker to address your community.

What’s New

Articles, blog posts and events related to ethnic and racial diversity in Jewish life

The son of Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara is setting the record straight about his father’s story

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/16/2019

After decades of relative obscurity, the tale of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara has become one of the best-known Holocaust rescue stories, rivaling those of Oskar Schindler and Irena Sendler.

An Indian Jew Falls in Love with Israel

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 05/16/2019

Charting a path of connection and adventure

The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)

The Roxie Theater, San Francisco, CA, 06/02/2019

The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way.

Population of Jews of Color is Increasing in U.S., Despite Undercounting in Population Studies

eJP, eJewish Philanthropy, 05/15/2019

Everyone in the Jewish community, but especially the community’s leaders and organizers, must understand the full and diverse picture of the American Jewish population today.

Judaism Was Destiny for This Guatemalan

Ana Rodriguez, Jewish&, 05/06/2019

In moving to the United States from Guatemala, I found my purpose and place in Jewish community

There’s No One Way To Look Jewish

Lauren Le Vine, Refinery29, 05/13/2019

Because we’re tired of hearing, “Funny, you don’t look Jewish.”

There’s No One Way To Look Jewish

Lauren Le Vine, Refinery29, 05/13/2019

Because we’re tired of hearing, “Funny, you don’t look Jewish.”

Teff Matzah: A Passover Experiment

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 04/26/2019

A kosher for Passover alternative to injera...that we don't recommend.

The Ethiopian Israeli Artist Whose ‘Black Art’ Gives Power to the People

Vered Lee, Haaretz, 05/10/2019

Nirit Takele says she has always painted about the disadvantaged Ethiopian community; it’s not some stream of ‘black art’ shown for the trendy in New York or London

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