Rabbi Sandra Lawson on how not to treat Jews of color

Yonat Shirmon, Religion News Service, 06/25/2020

Asking someone about their Jewish story when you meet them is almost asking them what kind of underwear they’re wearing.

My Jewish Experience: Creating Allies in the Fight Against Anti-Black Racism

Akilah Allen-Silverstein, Canadian Jewish Record, 06/25/2020

While I realize there isn’t an overwhelming number of people who look like me within the tight-knit Jewish community, we exist and we’re not going away.

A call for a board quota for Jews of color is inspiring talk but not action — so far

Helen Chernikoff, The Forward, 06/19/2020

Four national organizations and three prominent synagogues have signed onto a letter that seized on a national debate about racism to push for change in the Jewish community.

‘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.

7 Ways Jewish-Latinx people can fight anti-Black racism today

Analucía Lopezrevoredo, Forward, 06/17/2020

After the social media campaigns end, how do we, as Jewish-Latino/xs, keep the momentum going to create systemic change against racism and anti-Black violence? The first place we need to start is within our own community.

Beyond statements of solidarity: how Jewish groups will combat police violence

Ari Feldman and Irene Conelley, Forward, 06/12/2020

After George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police officers sparked nationwide protests at the end of May, almost every major American Jewish organization released a statement condemning racism and expressing solidarity with the black community.

The Revolutionary Jewish Way to Memorialize George Floyd

Rachel Stomel, Kveller, 06/12/2020

In the context of Jewish law, remembrance is not a reflexive, passive process directed inward.

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.

Open letter calls on Jewish organizations to endorse Black Lives Matter

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 06/12/2020

An open letter organized by three Jewish activists is calling on the Jewish community to take a number of actions, including endorsing Black Lives Matter and increasing diversity within organizations, to fight racism.


Talking About Race with Our Jewish Kids

Shekhiynah Lar, , 01/01/1970

Don't miss Kveller's Facebook live panel featuring Be'chol Lashon's own Marcella White-Campbell where She'll be on about how to talk to our Jewish kids about race.