After growing up in a non-denominational Protestant church, Jane Kemp made the decision seven years ago to convert to Judaism.
Rethinking the life of Moses through the eyes of adoptive mothers.
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?
Mengwen Cao photographed and interviewed New Yorkers who were adopted from Asia and grew up in white families.
A memoir of an American Jewish Indian adoptee.
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
Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Sources on Orphans and Adoption
A Father's Day tribute to the white grandfather who raised me to be a proud biracial Jewish man.
I want to help do something positive to raise awareness about the diversity of the Jewish community and our larger communities.
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.
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.
The need for Be’chol Lashon’s work to create a racially and ethnically inclusive Jewish community is greater than it has ever been.
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.
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
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.
An odd series of events led Jennifer Teege to discover that her grandfather was none other than the notorious Nazi Amon Goeth.
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.