I’m a black rabbi. I’ve never been in a Jewish space where I wasn’t questioned.

I’m a black rabbi. I’ve never been in a Jewish space where I wasn’t questioned.

Sandra Lawson, Forward, 06/12/2020

I regularly find myself confronted by Jews who benefit from white privilege and to whom I have to explain my existence.

A Journey to Judaism on Pointe

A Journey to Judaism on Pointe

Chava Pearl Lansky, Tablet, 06/18/2019

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

Israeli, Ethiopian and Gay

Israeli, Ethiopian and Gay

Team Be’chol Lashon, Jewish&, 06/27/2018

What does it mean to be young, Ethiopian, Israeli and gay?

Why this Black, Queer, Trans Jew is Reimagning

Why this Black, Queer, Trans Jew is Reimagning

Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, 04/21/2016

“We’ve lost our ability to see the humanity in other people.”

LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia to visit U.S.

LGBT Israelis from Ethiopia to visit U.S.

Staff reports, Washington Blade, 03/30/2016

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Meet the First Transgender, Jewish Woman of Color to Join the White House Staff

Meet the First Transgender, Jewish Woman of Color to Join the White House Staff

Staff, Virtual Jerusalem, 08/19/2015

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is the first transgender White House staffer. Another Jewish woman, Amanda Simpson, is the first transgender individual to hold a position in the U.S. executive branch

Seamlessly Chinese and Jewish

Seamlessly Chinese and Jewish

Davi Cheng, Jewish&, 06/01/2015

Recently at work, one of my co-workers, who is a Chinese originally from Taiwan, stopped by my desk to ask me a question.

She’s black, gay and soon you can call her ‘rabbi’

She's black, gay and soon you can call her 'rabbi'

Lauren Markoe, Religion News Service, 05/28/2015

"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.

Kreplach with Collard Greens

Kreplach with Collard Greens

Laura Kumin, Jewish Food Experience, 02/08/2015

Black, Jewish and gay, Twitty is devoted to exploring the culinary history of his African and Afro-American roots, but equally interested in Jewish cooking.