Ethiopian Jews Celebrate Sigd Holiday

Eric Tenorio, Jewish Boston, 11/26/2019

In Israel, the holiday officially began on Nov. 26 and continues through Nov. 27.

Julius Lester Hailed As Role Model For Jews Of Color After Death At 78

Sam Kestenbaum, The Forward, 01/21/2018

Julius Lester, a celebrated African American author and civil rights activist whose conversion to Judaism in the 1980s made him a celebrated face of Jewish diversity, has died at 78

Bias Case Roiling Yonkers Shul Pulling In Latinos

Doug Chandler, The New York Jewish Week, 01/17/2018

Rabbi Manny Vinas claims discrimination; is recent larceny connected?

Jews Should Embrace Racial Diversity

Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder, Atlanta Jewish Times, 01/03/2018

African-American Jews can offer surprising insights about the Jewish community.

That Time a Jewish Hero Came to Dinner

Avrum Rosensweig, Canadian Jewish News, 08/24/2017

I wanted my son to meet a Jewish hero, so I invited one for dinner. His name is Joseph Enyew. He is an Ethiopian Jew. In 1984, just finishing his teen years, Joseph rescued more than 1,500 Jewish souls.

The Unbelievable Way One Woman Discovered The Truth Of Her Racial Identity

Rachel Selvin and Elisa Kreisinger, Refinery29, 07/31/2017

At first glance, Lacey Schwartz's childhood seems pretty picturesque: Raised in Woodstock, New York — a sleepy town located about 2 hours north of Manhattan — Schwartz grew up as the only child of her white, Jewish parents, enveloped by a loving community of friends and teachers.

Let my people in: The case of the Venezuela Nine

Rabbi Juan Mejia and, Jewish Journal, 01/18/2017

In a small city in Venezuela, there are nine Jews. Five adults, two teens, two children. They pray the same prayers you do. They celebrate the same holidays you do. They worry about the safety of their children and of the Jewish people, like you do.

For black Jews, Obama represented an America of multiple identities

Ben Sales, JTA, 01/09/2017

On Election Day 2008, Marcella White Campbell remembers her 4-year-old son playing in front of the TV, repeating the name of the man who would soon become the first African-American president of the United States.

'Online Conversion' Fulfills Spiritual Dreams - But Stirs Controversy

Josefin Dolsten, Forward, 01/05/2017

The morning of her conversion to Judaism, Diana Sewell was so nervous she "was running around like a headless chicken" in her Australia home. Meanwhile, some 9,000 miles away in Georgia, her rabbi was dealing with computer difficulties.