What’s A Jew of Color Anyway?
Robin Washington discusses the complexity of the term Jews of Color and what that means for whiteness in the American Jewish community.
Diverse families like mine are the Jewish future
I am pleased to see that the new Pew 2020 study has found that the US Jewish population, along with the country’s population as a whole, is growing more racially and ethnically diverse.
The American Jewish story needs to include more non-Ashkenazi Jews like me
I have never met that level of blatant hostility, but now, venturing out of my community and onto a university campus in Brooklyn and now Montreal, I do encounter confusion and questioning when I tell classmates that I’m a Syrian Jew. I’m often met with, “There are Jews in Syria?”
'We Jews are not a race': A rabbi of color speaks personally on Yom Kippur
I know what you’re thinking. I don’t exactly have the “Jewish look.” You think of Jews as a people, with Jewish surnames, Jewish features, even our own genetic diseases. I understood what the community was telling me. That Jewish peoplehood was akin to race. Something immutable and hereditary. An exclusive club you had to be born into. And even though I had a Jewish father, with my Asian-American face, I would never really be Jewish.
Jewish Groups Embrace BLM, With Conditions
IN AUGUST 2016, the Movement for Black Lives, a broad coalition of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement, released a detailed platform that included a range of policy demands touching nearly every area of political concern, from criminal justice, to education, to the environment, to economics.
When you treat us like just a statistic, you fail Jews of color like me
Diversity has always been — and will always be — fundamentally Jewish.
Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Argument Over Tallying U.S. Jews of Color Erupts
Debate sparked after Reform Movement website publishes article on how Jewish community can support Jews of color affected by pandemic. Response article argues it’s problematic to define 'Jews of color'
Five Things I Learned When Traveling to Brazil with 20 Jews of Color
Aaron Samuels shares how traveling to Brazil made conversations about race in the United States more complex.
More Jews of color in leadership positions is good for us all
As a hub of Jewish innovation, the Bay Area has become the proving ground for not one but two major programs designed to move more Jews of color into Jewish leadership positions.