Be'chol Lashon in the news

Read about our work in the Jewish and non-Jewish press.

Nearly 7,000 People Attend Juneteenth Shabbat Commemoration

Esther D. Kustanowitz, Jewish Journal, 06/22/2020

Be’chol Lashon, which has been celebrating and advocating for the racial and ethnic diversity of the Jewish people since 2000, celebrated with a prayer service welcoming Shabbat and featuring two rabbis of color.

Amid a national reckoning over race, Jews are embracing Juneteenth

Josefin Dolsten and Philissa Cramer, JTA, 06/18/2020

One major event capitalizing on this year’s Juneteenth timing is an online Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat service organized by Be’chol Lashon.

More than 1,500 sign letter calling for investment in ‘re-imagined’ covenant with Jews of color

Helen Chernikoff, The Forward, 06/17/2020

More than 1,500 people have signed an open letter published Friday that uses the religious language of “obligation” to demand that Jewish groups reserve 20% of board seats for Jews of color and take other steps to increase their representation at a time of national soul-searching about systemic racism.

How I Learned to Love Myself as a Black Jew

Aviva Davis, Alma, 06/16/2020

While I am so proud to be a queer Jewish woman of color, it has taken an excruciating amount of work to reach this point.

Open letter calls on Jewish organizations to endorse Black Lives Matter

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/12/2020

An open letter organized by three Jewish activists is calling on the Jewish community to take a number of actions, including endorsing Black Lives Matter and increasing diversity within organizations, to fight racism.

For Jews of color, protests are reminders of pain — even within Jewish community

Gabriel Greschler, The J., 06/11/2020

This is one of those times where we need to take the same stance that we take on anti-Semitism and say, ‘This is enough.’ This racism, this anti-black racism, is impacting our community.

How to Raise Anti-Racist Jewish Kids

Lior Zaltzman, Kveller, 06/10/2020

This Monday evening, I sat down with three amazing Jewish moms: Allison Barnes, a teacher and lifestyle vlogger; Marcella White Campbell, the marketing director for Be’chol Lashon; and Nina Essel, a social worker. We discussed how we’re talking to our Jewish kids about race.

When you treat us like just a statistic, you fail Jews of color like me

Marcella White Campbell, JTA, 05/28/2020

Diversity has always been — and will always be — fundamentally Jewish.

Uplifting Resources for Passover 2020

Team Be'chol Lashon, Be'chol Lashon, 04/01/2020

Members of the Be'chol Lashon team share music, films, recipes, inspirational words, and other diverse and uplifting resources that have given them strength during this challenging time.