The granddaughter of a Cambodian princess had a bat mitzvah

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 01/14/2020

Members of the Cambodian royal family gathered last month at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for a celebration.

Israel showed me I have a place in the global Jewish community

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 04/12/2018

Even though neither of my parents has been to Israel, my journey to Israel starts with them and their families. I am the result of the love shared between a Jewish man and a Catholic woman from opposite coasts of the United States.

The Best Multicultural and Racial Stories of 2017

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 12/27/2017

A look back at 2017 as told in the stories of racially and ethnically diverse Jews.

For Many Multicultural Jewish Families Passover is About Tradition

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 03/31/2017

For multiracial and multicultural Jewish families, the Passover seder is an opportunity to share elements of their racial and cultural backgrounds.

Large Multicultural Family Finds a Jewish Home In North Carolina

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 02/07/2017

Though they did not start off life as Jews, Puah Millsaps and her multiracial family have never felt more welcome than they do in the Jewish world.

Jews Of Color Press For Acceptance

Hannah Dreyfus, The Jewish Week Media Group, 10/06/2016

With race at the center of the national conversation, multicultural Jews walk line between ‘otherness’ and belonging.

37 Difficult Questions From My Mixed-Race Son

Mira Jacob, BuzzFeed, 06/08/2015

"Are white people afraid of brown people?"

Eating Bacon?

Janaki Kuruppu, Jewish&, 04/21/2015

"Did you like bacon before you were Jewish?" This question from one or both of my sons comes up periodically, at the dinner table, or in the car.

Mis Abuelos and the No Dilemma December

Jennifer Stempel, Jewish&, 12/03/2014

Most of the Jewish kids I knew growing up partook in a handful of familiar traditions during the holiday season: light their menorahs, eat latkes and jelly doughnuts and play dreidel. In my house, the traditions were very similar, except we sometimes swapped Cuban-style malanga fritters for potato pancakes.

Race in America: It's Personal

Gal Adam Spinrad, Jewish&, 07/11/2016

It’s personal. Those men, those boys, those women who have been killed for being black, Whose names are a list we read and reread and speak and call out to remember, Those precious lives that matter, They could be my son. They are my son. My son’s life matters.

Lessons Learned from Multicultural Jewish Asian Families

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 06/28/2016

What does it mean to be Jewish and Asian? Amidst the complex conversations about race in America comes JewAsian, a groundbreaking book that explores Jewish Asian identity, by Be'chol Lashon's Noah Levitt and Helen Kim.

When Counselors Go To Camp

Team Be'chol Lashon, Jewish&, 05/31/2016

Where do seasoned camp veterans go to learn more about camp? Why camp, of course! Camp Be’chol Lashon (CBL) staffers Michael DeYoung (right) and Jonah Tobin (left) attended the Foundation for Jewish Camping’s Cornerstone Seminar to be with hundreds of other camping professionals.

Who are the Jews of Belgium? A primer

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/28/2016

Reflecting the history of their complicated binational country, the Jews of Belgium form a community that is both defined and divided by its diversity.

Many Homelands, One Identity for Norwegian American Jewish Teen

Aryeh Lande, Jewish&, 03/08/2016

I am a Norwegian-American Jew. I have had the privilege of traveling to Norway multiple times every year with my family. Through my experiences, I have acquired an undying love for Norway, its vibrant culture, its rich history and its remarkable people. I also care deeply about my Judaism.

The Year of the Bar Mitzvahs

Debbie Derby, My Jewish Learning, 02/04/2016

The “Derby Bunch”, or “Six Pack” as my parents like to call them, are a motley crew of grandkids – three of each gender – born within a six-year span to my two siblings and myself. And though all Jewish, we are spread across the ethnic and denominational map as well.

Multiracial Millennial Jewish Children of Intermarriage -- Are We Meeting Them Where They Are At?

Helen K. Kim, Huffington Post, 10/27/2015

Be'chol Lashon's model is perhaps a good place to start - one that approaches these difficult conversations by encouraging curiosity about and celebration of difference amongst ourselves.

Owning My Identities

Evan Traylor, My Jewish Learning, 10/27/2015

I’ve always known that I was somehow different in the Jewish community. I didn’t look like the other kids in Hebrew school. And I eventually took on the expectation of providing the perspective and feelings of Black people to my Jewish friends in youth group and at camp.

New Book: The Cat that Ate the Canoli: Tales of the Hiddens Jews of Southern Italy

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, , 07/08/2015

The Italian-American rabbi is determined to uncover the Jewish roots buried in these hills, lost through centuries of persecution and obscured by decades of misunderstanding.