Example Trainings

473K: A Belonging Experience (2020)

473K: A Belonging Experience is presented by the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund in partnership with Be’chol Lashon. 473,000 people live in Jewish households in the Bay Area—the fourth largest Jewish community in the U.S., according to the 2018 Portrait of Jewish Life and Communities. This event was a day of hands-on communal learning to help grow Jewish community through practices that build belonging.

Prizmah: Dare to Dream (2019)

Nicole Nash of The Hannah Senesh School of Brooklyn, Ben Mann of The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and Debby Artz of The Brandeis School of San Francisco. (Be'chol Lashon)

Be’chol Lashon presented a panel and mini training with three schools that are leading the way in thinking about racial and ethnic diversity in Jewish Day Schools: The Hannah Senesh School of Brooklyn, The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan and The Brandeis School of San Francisco.

The Legacy of MLK: A Contemporary Look at Black Jewish Identity in Honor of Black History Month (2018)

From left to right: Katherine Haynes-Sanstad, Clarence Jones, and Ravit Baer. (Be'chol Lashon)

Be’chol Lashon, The African American Art & Culture Complex and The Israeli Consulate partnered on an historic afternoon with Clarence Jones, Martin Luther King’s advisor and speech writer.

ADL Never Is Now! Conference Panel: Disrupting the Narrative on Race (2017)

This panel explored the complexity of Jewish identity, specifically as it relates to racial and ethnic diversity in the Jewish community. The experiences and insights of panelists from diverse backgrounds informed how Jewish organizations can better represent diversity, facilitating greater inter-group cooperation and combating artificial divides based on race, religion and identity in America and beyond.

NorCal Consortium of Jewish Day School Professionals (2016)

Be’chol Lashon facilitated a day-long discussion around Jewish identity and race for over 350 NorCal Consortium of Jewish Day School professionals. Highlights were shared from a simultaneous Twitter conversation at #JewsTalkRace.

Race & Privilege in the Jewish Community: Reflections, Explorations, Actions (2015)

Presented in partnership with the Haas Fund, Jewish Community Federation, and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, this training created a space for the Jewish community to reflect on race, offering participants perspective, language and tools to talk about race and providing exposure to the diversity of the Jewish experience. Participants deepened their understanding of how to think about and talk about race, enhancing their ability to function as culturally competent leaders. Participants also gained resources to build inclusive community within their organizations.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity: We Talk the Talk, Now Let’s Walk the Walk (2014)

Be’chol Lashon was delighted to partner with UJA-Federation of New York on a day of learning, reflection, and skill building.

Navigating Differences, Embracing Inclusion (2013)

In partnership with InterfaithFamily, Keshet and INCLUDE JewishLearningWork’s, Be’chol Lashon piloted a four-part series for synagogue professionals. The finding of the pilot was that disabilities, LBGT and race/ethnicity are distinct issues and that need to be addressed separately.