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

Latinx Jews Rejoice Over News of Latina Disney Princess

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Be'chol Lashon, 09/19/2019

It is not even Rosh Hashanah and people are already excited about Hanukkah.

Welcoming Synagogue Diversity

Amy Kuo Hammerman, Jewish&, 09/23/2019

I feel at home at this synagogue because I have never been made to feel like a token.

Romaniote Memories – a Jewish Journey from Ioannina, Greece to Manhattan

Greek Consulate, NYC, 09/25/2019

An Exhibition of late Photographer Vincent Giordano work documenting the Greek Romaniote Jews – in Ioannina, who trace their religious and cultural heritage to the Judaism of the ancient Greco-Roman world two-thousand years ago, to Broome Street on New York’s Lower East Side. Join us at the Consulate for a panel discussion about Giordano's work and its dedication to its new residenceat the Hellenic American Project and Special Collections at the Library of Queens College, New York.

India Today, Home to Many Tibetan, Afghans, Africans and Many Other Ethnic and Religious Minorities

Surinder Jain, NewsGram Desk, 09/18/2019

Hindus have been the most tolerant and accepting of people fleeing their homelands.

New Jew Enters New Year with a Slice of Apple Pie

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 09/17/2019

Convert reflects on her eventful first year as a Jew and shares a family recipe.

JAM @ the Movies

RSVP required for location information, 09/29/2019

Join your friends in JAM (Jews Against Marginalization) for an afternoon at the theater. JAM is the newest youth cohort from JYCA (Jewish Youth for Community Action) focused on creating space for young Jews of Color .

Amar’e Stoudemire is now an undergrad, goes to his campus Hillel and wants to boost black-Jewish relations

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 09/18/2019

Despite his serious thoughts about an NBA comeback, Amar’e Stoudemire is taking a little break from basketball to go to school.

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.

Beyond the Streets

Brooklyn, NYC, 09/29/2019

Beyond the Streets is the premier exhibition of graffiti, street art and music of the early hip-hop era. The exhibition features prominent Jewish artists such as the Beastie Boys, and the Israeli street art collection "Broken Fingaz".

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