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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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, is currently touring the U.S.

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

The Jews of San Miguel de Allende

Roslyn Bernstein, Tablet, 04/21/2019

The service was electrifying, conducted in Hebrew, with some readings in English and Spanish, and enthusiastic communal singing.

Kitniyot: Cultural Appropriation or Cultural Appreciation?

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 04/11/2019

Jews discuss the merits of globalizing Jewish Passover traditions and awareness

True Colors

Congregation Tikvat Jacob, 1829 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA, 05/16/2019

Jewish Women’s Theatre presents “True Colors,” humorous, revealing and inspiring stories from Jews of color exploring identity, community and being a Jew in modern times.

The Ethiopian Exodus

Alan Rosenbaum, The Jerusalem Post, 04/18/2019

Geula Hadray’s story is reminiscent of the Jews’ exodus from Egypt. 

Italian Passover Customs and Recipes

Ghila Sanders, Jewish&, 04/09/2019

Ancient traditions and foods animate Passover Seder for Italian Jews

The Qadim Ensemble CD Release Concert! w/ all star band

Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA, 05/18/2019

After their last CD, Eastern Wind reached #7 on Billboards World Music Charts, Rachel Valfer and Eliyahu Sills have poured their passion and artistry into creating their best recording yet. Come celebrate and drink the sounds with this all star band! Rachel & Eliyahu’s much awaited CD release featuring The Qadim Ensemble w/ Dan Cantrell, Faisal Zedan, Rachel Valfer, Eliyahu Sills Josh Mellinger & special guest Ali Paris

Why are Sephardic seders different from Ashkenazic Seders?

Ryan Torok, Jewish Journal, 04/17/2019

Despite the differences between Sephardic and Ashkenazic seders, they nevertheless follow the same universal framework.

Passover Charoset from Indonesia

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 04/04/2019

Global recipes star at Passover in Singapore

Kehila Kedosha Janina 5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival

280 Broome St., Lower East Side, New York, NY, 05/19/2019

Experience authentic kosher Greek foods and homemade Greek pastries, traditional Greek dancing and live Greek and Sephardic music, an outdoor marketplace full of vendors, arts and educational activities for kids, and much more!

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