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

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, J., 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.

Living in many worlds Indian, Jew, Yiddish-speaker, Tamil-speaker, linguist, professor – Meylekh Viswanath of Teaneck is, does, and thinks about it all

Joanne Palmer, The Times of Israel, 09/25/2017

He’s Jewish. He’s Indian. He’s a runner. He’s a typical extremely well-educated, cosmopolitan (in the apolitical sense of that much-abused word) Orthodox Jew from Teaneck, except he’s also Indian. He’s an Indian, a professional, an academic, except he’s also Jewish.

How Black Culture Taught Me What It Means To Be Jewish

Rachel Joravsky, Forward, 09/25/2017

Growing up in Chicago I was usually the only Jewish kid in predominantly black spaces, and I was heavily influenced by my peers, to say the least.

Assessing your cultural competence: A checklist for culturally responsive teachers

Kathy Deady, Teachaway, 09/22/2017

As classrooms become increasingly diverse, cultural competency has quickly become a key concern for educators all over the world. When it comes to creating a culturally-inclusive learning environment and closing the achievement gap in our classrooms, culturally responsive teaching is, arguably, more critical than it’s ever been before.

From Army to Bollywood, 8 prominent Jews who shaped modern India

Rakesh Jha, inuth, 09/20/2017

India’s small but significant Jewish community stands out for its own reason. What makes them unique is their ability to mingle themselves into the local culture and still retain their own identity.

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

Lila MacLellah, Quartz, 07/02/2017

For parents of black children in the US, where bigotry continues to take people’s lives and freedom, talking about race is often not optional. But acknowledging and naming race in conversations with children is something all parents must do, experts say—early and often.

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.

03/21/2019

Jews of the Wild West: A Multicultural True Story

Kay Miller, Paint Horse Press, 01/01/1970

This book is packed with vivid paintings and great true stories about the real life adventures of Jewish pioneers in New Mexico.

03/21/2019

In God's Name

Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and Phoebe Stone, Jewish Lights, 01/01/1970

In this modern fable, various peoples of the world come up with their own names for God, highlighting the diversity in these honest and intimate expressions of faith and devotion.

03/21/2019

Around the World in One Shabbat: Jewish People Celebrate the Sabbath Together

Durga Yael Berghard, , 01/01/1970

Take your child on a colorful adventure to share the many ways Jewish people celebrate Shabbat around the world. Shabbat Shalom!

03/21/2019

Afikomen Mambo

Joe Black and Linda Prater, , 01/01/1970

A cute illustrated book about kids looking for the afikomen set to a catchy tune.

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, MyJewishLearning, 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.