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

‘We made 100!’ Celebrating a century of Judaism in Uganda

Andrew Esensten, Times of Israel, 08/22/2019

The success of the Abayudaya community is a very Jewish story—they tried to kill us, we survived, let’s celebrate.

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.

History of the Jews of South Central Los Angeles

Boyle Heights History Tours, Los Angeles, 08/28/2019

Join Jewish historian and inner-city community organizer Shmuel Gonzales the Barrio Boychik on an eye-opening talk and visual presentation of the former synagogues of the old Jewish communities of historic South Central Los Angeles.

Gamal Palmer: On Being Black, Gay, And Jewish in America

Jeffery Masters, Advocate, 08/21/2019

This activist discusses the disbelief people express when they find out he's Jewish.

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.

JOFEE Network Gathering

Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma , California, 08/30/2019

Hazon is thrilled to offer substantially reduced travel and registration costs for Jews Of Color to attend JOFEE Network Gathering (Jewish Outdoor Food and Environmental Education)Come spend a rich, learningful, nature-filled and soulful weekend building community on beautiful Coastal Miwok land / West Marin County foothills. Contact us ASAP at jofee@hazon.org

Jews ‘must be included’ in ethnic studies curriculum, says state schools chief at press conference

Gabe Stutman, The Jewish News of Northern California, 08/14/2019

California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond said during a press conference on Wednesday morning that Jewish Americans “must be included” in a controversial ethnic studies curriculum for high school.

Reclaiming My Russian-Chinese Heritage

Irene Clurman, Jewish&, 05/22/2019

An American Jew examines the meaning of her family's Russian-Chinese story

Jewish Lives in China

Museum at Eldridge Street, New York, NY, 09/12/2019

Explore the development of the city of Harbin, China, once home to a flourishing Jewish community. With special focus on the period 1891 – 1950, historian Marleen Kassel will use pictures, family memories and historical documents to bring to life this unique chapter of history shaped by the interaction of Jews, Russians, Chinese and Japanese in this developing city in northeastern China. Her talk is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s new exhibition Harbin, China|Past/Present.

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