120 hours in Ethiopia: From Jewish miracle workers to Shabbat in Gondar

120 hours in Ethiopia: From Jewish miracle workers to Shabbat in Gondar

Carmel Madadshahi, Jerusalem Post, 03/12/2020

I looked to the people around me who I had just met moments ago and saw the threads of life’s tapestry binding us together. It was a connection to my religion that I had never experienced.

Being Black And Jewish Means Constantly Being Asked To Choose

Being Black And Jewish Means Constantly Being Asked To Choose

Marra B. Gad, Forward, 11/13/2019

The following is an excerpt from “The Color of Love” by Marra B. Gad, which was published this month by Agate Bolden Books.

The Color of Love

The Color of Love

Marra B. Gad, Agate Bolden, 11/12/2019

An unforgettable memoir about a mixed-race Jewish woman who, after fifteen years of estrangement from her racist great-aunt, helps bring her home when Alzheimer’s strikes.

Fostering Inclusion at Hillel

Fostering Inclusion at Hillel

Humans of Hillel, Hillel International, 09/03/2019

Humans of Hillel highlights the identities of Jewish college students. Learn from students about why Hillel is meaningful to their Jewish identities. 

What It’s Like to Become the Voice of Your Generation—at Age 12

What It’s Like to Become the Voice of Your Generation—at Age 12

Susan Baer, The Washingtonian, 08/11/2019

Naomi Wadler was the breakout star of the 2018 March for Our Lives. She and her family never imagined the spectacular series of events that came next.

Getting Exactly What I Wanted for Father’s Day

Getting Exactly What I Wanted for Father’s Day

Rabbi Victor S. Appell, Reformjudaism.org, 06/12/2019

My father’s birthday was June 17. As a result, his birthday sometimes fell on Father’s Day.

The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)

The F Word: A Foster to Adopt Story (season 2)

Shekhiynah Lar, 05/06/2019

The F Word is an honest yet humorous story of queer couple, Nicole and Kristan’s, journey into parenthood as they seek to adopt a child from foster care in Oakland. They introduce us to many voices in the foster care world including birth families, foster youth, and adoptees, learning from them as they wrestle with the systemic racism and classism they discover along the way.

I’m Converting: One Mother’s Unexpected Path To Judaism

I'm Converting: One Mother's Unexpected Path To Judaism

Sophia Alvarez Boyd, NPR, 04/27/2019

After growing up in a non-denominational Protestant church, Jane Kemp made the decision seven years ago to convert to Judaism.

Reconsidering Moses:  An Adoption Story

Reconsidering Moses: An Adoption Story

Jayne K. Guberman and Jennifer Sartori, Jewish Philanthropy, 04/17/2019

Rethinking the life of Moses through the eyes of adoptive mothers.