Feeling Unheard as a Jewish, Queer Asian Woman

Feeling Unheard as a Jewish, Queer Asian Woman

Carmel Tanaka, 18Doors, 03/25/2021

Being a Jewish queer Asian woman is more emotional labor than I have the spoons for right now.

Asian American Jews connect and share in ‘Lunar’ video series

Asian American Jews connect and share in ‘Lunar’ video series

Maya Mirsky, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 02/02/2021

Lunar’s short videos will feature content made by Asian American Jews for Asian American Jews … and for others who might seek to understand their lives and issues.

Hawaiian-Jewish surfer Makua Rothman may have ridden the largest wave of all time

Hawaiian-Jewish surfer Makua Rothman may have ridden the largest wave of all time

Gabe Friedman, JTA, 01/22/2021

Hawaiian-Jewish surfing star Makua Rothman may have successfully ridden the largest recorded wave in the history of the sport, estimated to be at least 100 feet tall.

Reconstructing Judaism Names Rabbi Sandra Lawson Inaugural Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Reconstructing Judaism Names Rabbi Sandra Lawson Inaugural Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Staff, Reconstructionist News, 01/20/2021

Rabbi Sandra Lawson (she/her), a trailblazing leader, will join Reconstructing Judaism as its inaugural Director of Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

For the first time, a Jew of color will lead pathbreaking diversity group Be’chol Lashon

For the first time, a Jew of color will lead pathbreaking diversity group Be’chol Lashon

Gabe Friedman, JTA, 01/18/2021

Campbell takes over at a moment of intense reckoning over race and inclusion for America and American Jews.

As a German Jew Raising a Family in America, I Did Not Sign Up for This

As a German Jew Raising a Family in America, I Did Not Sign Up for This

Julian Voloj, Kveller, 01/14/2021

I usually am not in favor of Nazi analogies because such comparisons downplay the horrors of the era, but so many events over the last years seemed to echo the past.

My Kids Are Black and Jewish. To Them, These Identities Are Inseparable.

My Kids Are Black and Jewish. To Them, These Identities Are Inseparable.

Jessica Keith, Kveller, 01/08/2021

For my daughter, supporting Black lives and celebrating Hanukkah is part and parcel of the same thing; one does not happen without the other.

I’m a Rabbi in Georgia. Ossoff and Warnock’s Victories Are a Huge Deal for Me — and Just About Everyone.

I’m a Rabbi in Georgia. Ossoff and Warnock’s Victories Are a Huge Deal for Me — and Just About Everyone.

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Kveller, 01/07/2021

With each election that happened since we moved here, I began to see what he saw. To understand politics in Georgia, you need to understand more than the history of white supremacy and the enslavement of Black people in this state.

As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

As an infant, she was airlifted to safety. Today she’s bringing Ethiopian culture alive in Tel Aviv.

Leoni Jesner, JTA, 12/30/2020

This opportunity was really a turning point, providing a springboard where I could use my voice to represent my community and fill a gap in the knowledge of Jewish people globally — many of whom remain unaware of Israel’s Ethiopian Jewry,