Mission

Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”) strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. Read more >

Programs

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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.

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.

Spring 2019 Tour

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, spiritual leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, will be touring the U.S. this spring. Invite him to speak to your community.

Film: Little White Lie

Given Be'chol Lashon's commitment to celebrating racial and ethnic Jewish diversity, we are delighted to be the producer of Little White Lie and see the movie as a vehicle to open up important conversations about race, identity and family life.

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

Soomekh explores Persian Jewish past, present and future

Janelle Clausen, The Island Now, 03/06/2019

When the Persian Jews fled to the United States 40 years ago amidst the Iranian Revolution, it was often with a suitcase and a question of when they would return home.

Jewish Women from Diverse Artistic Perspectives

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 03/13/2019

New show highlights the diversity of Jewish women's experiences.

14th Annual Cape Verdean – Jewish Seder

Hibernian Hall in Roxbury, MA, 04/10/2019

Cape Verdeans and Jews. Jews and Cape Verdeans. What do we have in common? First, we are both diaspora peoples, with the majority of each group living far from its homeland. The Cape Verdean-Jewish Passover Seder is an annual event of cultural connection between these two groups that previously had had little contact with each other in Boston.

The Evolving Role of Race in Children’s Lit, From ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘The Hate U Give’

Emily Tate, EdSurge, 03/05/2019

By age 22, I had not read a popular fantasy with a character that looked like me. There wasn't the sea of materials that there were for my white friends.

Living and Eating with True Indian Jewish Style

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 02/19/2019

Recipes for Indian Jewish Brunch

Greek Halvah

Elisheva Margulies, My Jewish Learning, 02/26/2019

While it is disputed where it originated over 3000 years ago–some say India, others Turkey, others say it was definitely Byzantine–there is no doubt that halvah is one of the most common desserts in the world.

Greek Halvah

Elisheva Margulies, My Jewish Learning, 02/26/2019

While it is disputed where it originated over 3000 years ago–some say India, others Turkey, others say it was definitely Byzantine–there is no doubt that halvah is one of the most common desserts in the world.

Birthright While Black

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 02/10/2019

What one Birthright participant learned from her first trip to Israel.

Cooking Up A Diverse Community

Jennifer Richler, Tablet, 02/19/2019

A new group called Kugel brings together the ‘multicultural bubble’ of New York’s Jewish scene.