Nearly 7,000 People Attend Juneteenth Shabbat Commemoration

Esther D. Kustanowitz, Jewish Journal, 06/22/2020

Be’chol Lashon, which has been celebrating and advocating for the racial and ethnic diversity of the Jewish people since 2000, celebrated with a prayer service welcoming Shabbat and featuring two rabbis of color.

Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain

Shekhiynah Larks, Jewish&, 06/18/2020

While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.

What Juneteenth Means to My Black Jewish Family

Marcella White Campbell, Kveller, 06/18/2020

I wanted to show my children what “biracial” really meant, piecing together their father’s Scottish and Russian Jewish ancestry with my Black Arkansas and San Francisco roots.

Amid a national reckoning over race, Jews are embracing Juneteenth

Josefin Dolsten and Philissa Cramer, JTA, 06/18/2020

One major event capitalizing on this year’s Juneteenth timing is an online Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat service organized by Be’chol Lashon.

‘Juneteenth this year is a whole new ballgame’ — 9 Black Jews on the holiday of liberation'

Forward Staff, Forward, 06/18/2020

Juneteenth celebrates one of the most important events in American history: the end of slavery. June 19, 1865, was Galveston, Texas, finally freed its enslaved people — the last place in the United States to do so.

What is Juneteenth to a Black Jew?

Chris Harrison,, 06/16/2020

Particularly in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, many have begun learning about the lesser-known but incredibly important holiday of Juneteenth,

History of the Modern Juneteenth Movement

Staff, National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, 06/16/2020

Celebrated on June 19, the term is a portmanteau of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in 45 states of the United States.

Empathy Isn’t Enough For Black Jewish Families Like Mine. We Need Action.

Faith Gabbay-Kalson, Kveller, 06/09/2020

I couldn’t help but think that my children immediately recognized this behavior as wrong. So how did adults fail so miserably?

Iconic Black Jewish Writer Julius Lester Should Be on Every Parent’s Radar

Lior Zaltzman, Kveller, 06/01/2020

Do you know about Julius Lester? Well, if you don’t, it’s time you do — and it’s time your children do, too.


Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat

Andrew Esenst, , 01/01/1970

Join Rabbis Sandra Lawson and Isaama Goldstein-Stoll for a special Kabbalat Shabbat service to mark Juneteenth.