My mom is a Jew by choice, and it is because of her that I grew up a strong, proud, Jewish woman of color.
Little Richard, the rock and roll pioneer who died on May 9 at age 87, brought a galvanic charge to live performances of such songs as “Tutti Frutti,” “Heebie Jeebies” and “Lucille,” drawing sustained inspiration from what he considered to be a Jewish identity.
Rabbi Moshe has created an Indiana synagogue with 100 of his converts. Will other Jews accept them?
The Eritrean-American comedian Tiffany Haddish has celebrated her Bat Mitzvah.
Sure, there are a lot of Jews in Hollywood. But not one of them has ever had quite as memorable a showbiz bat mitzvah as Tiffany Haddish.
Rabbi’s story of exclusion leads to mission of inclusion.
Sharing the diversity of my Jewish life with my grandparents.
Amar’e Stoudemire is now an undergrad, goes to his campus Hillel and wants to boost black-Jewish relations
Despite his serious thoughts about an NBA comeback, Amar’e Stoudemire is taking a little break from basketball to go to school.
Boysie Dikobe, a South African-born dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, prepares for his conversion—when he’s not performing in drag
“I believe that the Book of Ruth is my story,” says Devorah. “Ruth is always referred to as a Moabite. Even though she says, ‘Where you go, I’ll go, and your people is my people.’
Chavurat Nahariyah is an exciting group of young families in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla in my native Colombia.
My mother, once Tanya Maria Robertson, now Shulamis Geulah Rothstein, taught my brothers and me so many things! She, like a great lioness, raised us to think, to feel and to respond to the needs of our people, regardless of religious affiliation, skin color or garb.
Yue Ting finally went "home" to Israel this week. She had been looking forward to the day for years — where she comes from there are no synagogues or rabbis.
A family friend’s hearing problems first sparked Koach Baruch Frazier’s interest in audiology. What drew him to Judaism after growing up in Kansas City in a family with several African Methodist Episcopal pastors?
The way I look - my golden complexion and the abundance of ringlet curls on my head - combined with the difference in my upbringing have always challenged my place in society and even in the Jewish community.
"As the American Jewish community is becoming increasingly diverse through intermarriage, conversion and adoption, role models are a critical component of identity formation," said Diane Tobin, director of Be'chol Lashon.