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

Persian Upside-Down Cake with Dates and Cardamom

Tannaz Sassooni, My Jewish Learning, 09/10/2019

A sweet tribute to Persian Rosh Hashanah traditions.

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.

Brooklyn Book Festival

Brooklyn, NYC, 09/16/2019

The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors including Mira Jacob author of the graphic novel "Good Talk".

A Jew’s death wakes up Kochi’s history

Nidheesh M.K., The Mint, 09/09/2019

The passing away of Sarah Cohen, 96, marks the end of a chapter in Kochi’s 2,000-year-old tale of multiculturalism.

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.

Be’chol Lashon New York Student Network

NYU Hillel, Bronfman Center, New York, NY, 09/17/2019

Introducing the Jews of Color Campus Coalition, for Jews of African American, Asian, Latinx, Sephardic and/or Mizrahi heritage. Join us for the first gathering of Jewish students of color from campuses across NYC. Help us create a community and use our collective knowledge to influence the greater Jewish community.

The Secret Jewish History of Tupac Shakur

Seth Rogovoy, The Forward, 09/07/2019

Let’s not lose sight of who Tupac Shakur may really have been: a nice Jewish boy who loved his mother.

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.

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.

Our work is generously supported by