Press Coverage

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

We Should All Celebrate the Ancient Jewish Holiday of Sigd

Ruth Abusch-Magder and Beza Abebe, Kveller, 11/11/2020

Sigd is a perfect holiday for American Jewish families interested in strengthening their connection to and understanding of the global diversity of Judaism.

Be’chol Lashon: Combating Racism, Celebrating Diversity

Naomi Kitchen and Makeda Zabot-Hall, The Covenant Foundation Sight Line, 09/15/2020

We have to make it clear and make it a priority to celebrate all of the identities that exist within the Jewish community as well as recognize when parts of our community are in pain

Finally, Jewish kids’ books are starting to reflect the diversity of Judaism

Heidi Rabinowitz, The Forward, 07/22/2020

These books will provide readers with many opportunities to see their own Jewish lives reflected as well as to learn about Jewish lives different from their own. Happy reading!

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.