My Superpower: On Being Black, Japanese, and Jewish

My Superpower: On Being Black, Japanese, and Jewish

Dee Sanae, Jewish&, 03/31/2021

I was born with my DNA, my beautiful toffee skin, my almond brown eyes, my samurai power, all driven by my Jewish neshama.

Hawaiian-Jewish surfer Makua Rothman may have ridden the largest wave of all time

Hawaiian-Jewish surfer Makua Rothman may have ridden the largest wave of all time

Gabe Friedman, JTA, 01/22/2021

Hawaiian-Jewish surfing star Makua Rothman may have successfully ridden the largest recorded wave in the history of the sport, estimated to be at least 100 feet tall.

Meet Marcella Campbell, 1st Jew of color to head diversity group Be’chol Lashon

Meet Marcella Campbell, 1st Jew of color to head diversity group Be’chol Lashon

Gabe Friedman, Times of Israel, 01/20/2021

For decades the US organization worked to shatter Ashkenormative stereotypes and pioneered programming by and for non-white Jews. It’s now seeing its first Black executive director.

As a German Jew Raising a Family in America, I Did Not Sign Up for This

As a German Jew Raising a Family in America, I Did Not Sign Up for This

Julian Voloj, Kveller, 01/14/2021

I usually am not in favor of Nazi analogies because such comparisons downplay the horrors of the era, but so many events over the last years seemed to echo the past.

Being a Black Jewish Woman in America on January 6

Being a Black Jewish Woman in America on January 6

Tova Ricardo, Jewish Journal, 01/11/2021

Jewish stories deserve to be taken seriously by social advocacy movements, and we deserve to live in peace.

My Kids Are Black and Jewish. To Them, These Identities Are Inseparable.

My Kids Are Black and Jewish. To Them, These Identities Are Inseparable.

Jessica Keith, Kveller, 01/08/2021

For my daughter, supporting Black lives and celebrating Hanukkah is part and parcel of the same thing; one does not happen without the other.

SF Board of Supervisors welcomes first Jewish Latina, an immigrant from El Salvador

SF Board of Supervisors welcomes first Jewish Latina, an immigrant from El Salvador

Maya Mirsky, J. The Jewish News of Northern California, 12/22/2020

"I’ve been in community service my whole...this city was good to me and my family.”

Darrell Blocker, who could lead Biden’s CIA, is a Black Jew known as a ‘spy whisperer’

Darrell Blocker, who could lead Biden’s CIA, is a Black Jew known as a ‘spy whisperer’

Ron Kampeas /JTA, Jerusalem Post, 12/10/2020

If selected, he would be the agency’s first Black director — and the third Jewish one.

Being an Asian American Jew Means Tackling the Model Minority Myth Twice

Being an Asian American Jew Means Tackling the Model Minority Myth Twice

Hannah Bloom, Hey Alma, 11/30/2020

We joke about the two communities matching, but the root implications about both groups are deeply problematic.