Marcella White Campbell

Marcella White Campbell

Marcella White Campbell is the Executive Director of Be’chol Lashon, an organization that has advocated for the diversity of the Jewish people for more than 20 years. Previously, Marcella served as Be’chol Lashon’s Director of Marketing and Communications.

Before joining Be’chol Lashon, Marcella was a branding and storytelling consultant, guiding clients towards developing clear, innovative, and culturally sensitive content and media. Prior to that, she was a brand and marketing manager and copywriter.

Marcella holds a BA in English from Stanford University and an MA in Literature from SFSU, where she focused on the memoirs of early 20th-century Jewish American women writers and received the Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Achievement. Her writing has been published in numerous outlets, including The Forward, Kveller, Huffington Post, and Jewish&, Be’chol Lashon’s online publication that amplifies the voices of ethnically and racially diverse Jews.

Marcella lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children, both of whom are Camp Be’chol Lashon lifers. She is a Board Member of Or Shalom Jewish Community and a Board Member Emeritus of French American International School.

Press

Talking Race, COVID-19, and Health Justice with Dr. Denise Davis, Jewish&, February 1, 2021

People on the Path, Congregation Beth Sholom, January 22, 2021

For the first time, a Jew of color will lead pathbreaking diversity group Be’chol Lashon, JTA, January 18, 2021

Meet Marcella White Campbell, Be’chol Lashon’s New Executive Director, Jewish&, January 14, 2021

Selected Publications

• After Pittsburgh, Why “They” Won’t WinJewish&, October 31, 2018

• A Letter to My Black and Jewish Daughter in Light of the ElectionJewish&, November 17, 2016

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Articles

Diverse families like mine are the Jewish future

Diverse families like mine are the Jewish future

05/12/2021
I am pleased to see that the new Pew 2020 study has found that the US Jewish population, along with the country’s population as a whole, is growing more racially and ethnically diverse.
After Pittsburgh, Why “They” Won’t Win

After Pittsburgh, Why “They” Won’t Win

10/31/2018
Mom draws on Black and Jewish heritage in face of daughter’s fear.
Loving Day is Every Day for Our Family

Loving Day is Every Day for Our Family

06/12/2017
What 50 years of Loving Day means to our Black, white and Jewish family.
A Letter to My Black and Jewish Daughter in Light of the Election

A Letter to My Black and Jewish Daughter in Light of the Election

11/17/2016
You came to me, now grown the morning after the election, and cried. This wasn’t supposed to happen, you said. I didn’t know what to say in return.
#BlackLivesMatter: The Right vs Wrong Side of History

#BlackLivesMatter: The Right vs Wrong Side of History

08/19/2016
When I was nine years old, my family sat me down to watch the landmark documentary Eyes on the Prize.
A Recipe for Glamorous Global Purim Cocktails

A Recipe for Glamorous Global Purim Cocktails

03/16/2016
Want the secret recipe to the perfect global Jewish cocktails? Read on.
A Recipe for Homemade Hanukkah

A Recipe for Homemade Hanukkah

12/01/2015
As a convert, I have always felt a special responsibility to actively choose Judaism.
Praying For My Children After Charleston

Praying For My Children After Charleston

06/29/2015
Week after week, I light two small candles.
Jewish Pirates and Other Treasures

Jewish Pirates and Other Treasures

05/27/2015
It’s the end of the summer, and my children are educating me about Jewish pirates.