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.

Programs

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Bay Area Multicultural Jewish Family Circle

Be’chol Lashon is starting a Bay Area Multicultural Jewish Family Circle. Our goal is to provide a space for families to explore ethnic and racial identity in a Jewish context.

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.

Research

As Jews become more integrated into American society, it should come as no surprise that growing numbers of Black, Asian, Latinx and mixed-race individuals are part of the Jewish community.

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.

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

Why the Hottest Italian Restaurant in San Francisco Has Jewish Stars on the Menu

Rachel Ringler, My Jewish Learning, 09/16/2019

Celebrating centuries-old dishes from Italy's Jewish ghettos.

Feeling at Home Among 900 Black Jews at an Ethiopian-Israeli Wedding

Celeste Jackson, Jewish&, 08/27/2019

As I look around the room, for the first time in my life I feel like I belong to the Jewish people.

Next Year in Portugal

San Francisco, 09/18/2019

Join us for a very special meeting with the consulate general of Portugal at the consulate house and learn about the qualifications, process, and resources for Sephardic Jews to apply for Portuguese citizenship.

‘We Jews had nowhere to go’: Shanghailanders step into the spotlight to tell their stories

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 09/12/2019

As a 6-year-old Jewish girl in Berlin in 1939, Helga Silberberg was about to start a tumultuous journey.

Celebrating 100 Years of Judaism in Uganda

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 07/26/2019

Be'chol Lashon travels to the Pearl of Africa for the Abayudaya's centennial celebration.

Jewish Women’s Theater Presents: True Colors

2912 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 09/19/2019

True colors, a Humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of Color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times.

600-Year Old Kadavumbhagam Synagogue in Kochi Collapses: A Look at History

TMN Staff, The News Minute, 09/11/2019

There were two synagogues in Mattancherry – one belonged to the white Jews while the oldest one belonged to the Black Jews.

Growing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders of Color

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 07/11/2019

California summer camp empowers teens of Color to be leaders.

¡Actívate! Activism + Representation in Latinx Comics

Columbia University, 09/19/2019

Comics artists Sandy Jimenez (World War 3 Illustrated) and Nicole Virella (Marvel Comics) join comics writers Edgardo Mirando-Rodriguez (La Borinqueña) and Julian Voloj (Ghetto Brother) for a lively discussion of the role Latinx creators have had in comics. In conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, the panelists will examine the history of Latinx-American comics, and the roles that activism and representation have taken in them. A reception and signing will follow. Speakers include Edgardo Mirando-Rodriguez, Julian Voloj, Sandy Jimenez, Nicole Virella.

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