In Loving Color

When your child is Jewish and biracial, you have to answer a lot of questions- from family members, from total strangers, and, as mother Rachel Sarah explains, even from your own heart.

…Diane Kaufmann Tobin, says about her 10-year-old son, whom she adopted with her husband, Gary, “I wanted him to grow up Jewish and not have to choose between his racial and religious identities.” The Tobins, both of whom are white, were determined to find a place where Jonah would feel “very at home being both Jewish and black.” So, they founded San Francisco’s Be’chol Lashon (In Every Tongue) program, which “grows and strengthens the Jewish people through ethnic, cultural, and racial inclusiveness.”… [exerpt]

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keywords: mixed-race, “Jewish and black”, Institute for Jewish and Community Research

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