A Love Letter to My Black Jewish Mom

A Love Letter to My Black Jewish Mom

Aviva Davis, Heyalma, 07/29/2020

My mom is a Jew by choice, and it is because of her that I grew up a strong, proud, Jewish woman of color.

Aliyah profile: A Book of Ruth story

Aliyah profile: A Book of Ruth story

Shekhiynah Lar, 06/10/2020

“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.’

“He really is Jewish” — Little Richard’s lifelong love affair with Judaism

“He really is Jewish” — Little Richard’s lifelong love affair with Judaism

Benjamin Ivry, The Forward, 05/10/2020

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.

A Black Convert Saves Judaism in Small-Town Indiana

A Black Convert Saves Judaism in Small-Town Indiana

Gabby Deutch, Tablet, 12/18/2019

Rabbi Moshe has created an Indiana synagogue with 100 of his converts. Will other Jews accept them?

Tiffany Haddish’s Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

Tiffany Haddish's Black Mitzvah and her journey of Jewish discovery

Lebo Diseko, BBC, 12/16/2019

The Eritrean-American comedian Tiffany Haddish has celebrated her Bat Mitzvah.

New shul, New City

New shul, New City

Larry Yudelson, Jewish Standard, 12/04/2019

Rabbi’s story of exclusion leads to mission of inclusion.

Q & A: She’s Sarah Silverman’s Sister — And Just Officiated Tiffany Haddish’s Bat Mitzvah

Q & A: She’s Sarah Silverman’s Sister — And Just Officiated Tiffany Haddish’s Bat Mitzvah

Talya Zax, The Forward, 12/04/2019

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.

Welcoming My Unwelcomed Ancestors this Sukkot

Welcoming My Unwelcomed Ancestors this Sukkot

Julian Voloj, Jewish&, 10/10/2019

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

Amar’e Stoudemire is now an undergrad, goes to his campus Hillel and wants to boost black-Jewish relations

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 09/18/2019

Despite his serious thoughts about an NBA comeback, Amar’e Stoudemire is taking a little break from basketball to go to school.