` Identity – Be'chol Lashon

First Chinese-American Rabbi Feels Lucky to Be Part of 'Two Peoples, Two Traditions'

Gen Xia Ye Slosberg, Jewish&, 02/09/2021

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin encourages American Jews to “be open to hearing what peoples’ experiences, feelings, and traditions actually are.”

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

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.

Nonprofit Leader Makes Space for Mixed-Race Jews

Gen Xia Ye Slosberg, Jewish&, 01/21/2021

Mitsui Collective founder Yoshi Silverstein on nature, food, and integrating his identities.

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

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

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.

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.

As a Hispanic Jew, I don’t have the luxury of anti-Zionism

Martin Saps, Forward, 12/28/2020

American Jews are taught to connect with Judaism either through traditional concepts of religious practice, or through a Zionism that demands that people “stand with Israel.” It’s a binary that’s led many to simply check out.