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

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

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

Asian Jew or Jewish Asian

Emma Rosman, Shofar, 02/27/2019

The unique combination of these words shape who I am as an individual. I’ve recently thought about which word comes first-- am I an Asian Jew or a Jewish Asian?

Reconciling Asian-American Identity Within Transracial Adoptions

Mengwen Cao, New York Times, 02/14/2019

Mengwen Cao photographed and interviewed New Yorkers who were adopted from Asia and grew up in white families.

When Life Changes Your Plans

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish &, 12/17/2018

A memoir of an American Jewish Indian adoptee.

Adoption files to be opened in lost Yemenite children affair

TOI Staff, The Times of Israel, 07/03/2018

Under new law, relatives who think their family members were kidnapped by the state can ask a senior social worker to check national records.

For sermons, teaching and discussions "To Save One Life..." Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Sources on Orphans and Adoption

Rabbi Susan Silverman, Sefaria, 08/02/2017

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Sources on Orphans and Adoption

Learning from Laughter this Father’s Day

Michael J. DeYoung, Jewish&, 06/14/2017

A Father's Day tribute to the white grandfather who raised me to be a proud biracial Jewish man.

My Black Brother Deserves What I Have

Dahlia Spinrad, Jewish&, 12/06/2016

I want to help do something positive to raise awareness about the diversity of the Jewish community and our larger communities.


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

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

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.

Race in America: It's Personal

Gal Adam Spinrad, Jewish&, 07/11/2016

It’s personal. Those men, those boys, those women who have been killed for being black, Whose names are a list we read and reread and speak and call out to remember, Those precious lives that matter, They could be my son. They are my son. My son’s life matters.

Race: Pushing Myself & the Jewish Community

Diane Tobin, Jewish&, 06/22/2016

The need for Be’chol Lashon’s work to create a racially and ethnically inclusive Jewish community is greater than it has ever been.

Breaking the Cycle of Unwelcome in Jewish Life

Alexandra Newman, My Jewish Learning, 01/05/2016

When my sister and I walk into any Jewish setting we can get looked at differently and asked strange questions. This is because I am the white biological child of two white parents, and my sister is biracial adopted child of the same two white parents.

A Letter to My Son

Gal Adam Spinrad, My Jewish Learning, 04/15/2015

You were two days old, and we had known about you for just one day, since the adoption agency director had come to find me the day before to tell me that a baby had been born whom she believed was meant to be our son

My Daughter is as Beautiful as a Doll

Rabbi Tziona Szajman, My Jewish Learning, 04/08/2015

When my husband and I decided to adopt our daughter, we studied and discussed what it would be like as white Jewish parents raising an African American child.

Black, Jewish, and Adopted

Sabine Heinlein, Tablet Magazine, 02/26/2015

What's It Like To Be Black And Have A Famous Nazi Grandfather

Avner Shapira, Haaretz, 02/11/2015

An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.

What Happens When Transnational Adoptees Learn About Race?

Collier Meyerson, Talking Points Memo, 01/30/2015

She wasn't half-black like me, I was sure of that. But since we were at Shul, I determined she was Jewish like me. And I'd never met another Jewish person who wasn't white.