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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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

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.

Reclaiming My Russian-Chinese Heritage

Irene Clurman, Jewish&, 05/22/2019

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

Being Deborah: The History of Jewish Women Creating Change in Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA, 05/29/2019

Please join the City of Los Angeles and Jewish Leaders from across Southern California for this year's Jewish American Heritage Month celebration "Being Deborah." Celebrating the history of Jewish Women creating change in Los Angeles. Enjoy performances by the Jewish Women's Theatre and The Shalhevet Choir Hawks and a special reception in City Hall.

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.

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.

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.”

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.”

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