Members of the Cambodian royal family gathered last month at the Raffles Hotel Le Royal in Phnom Penh for a celebration.
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.
A look back at 2017 as told in the stories of racially and ethnically diverse Jews.
For multiracial and multicultural Jewish families, the Passover seder is an opportunity to share elements of their racial and cultural backgrounds.
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.
With race at the center of the national conversation, multicultural Jews walk line between ‘otherness’ and belonging.
"Are white people afraid of brown people?"
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reflecting the history of their complicated binational country, the Jews of Belgium form a community that is both defined and divided by its diversity.
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 “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.
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.
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.
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.