Shekhiynah Larks

Shekhiynah Larks

Shekhiynah Larks is a diversity trainer and the Program Coordinator at Be’chol Lashon. Among her various projects, she manages the Teen Tzedek Project. She is writer and active on Be’chol Lashon’s publication, Jewish&. She holds a BA in politics from the University of San Francisco. She is a native of Oakland and is very involved in Jewish life in the Bay Area. 

 

Selected Publications

Birthright While Black, Jewish&, February 10, 2019

When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair, Jewish&, November 14, 2018

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A Recipe for Community

A Recipe for Community

07/16/2021
A team of college students join their passion for cooking and the Jewish community.
Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday

Juneteenth Becomes a National Holiday

06/17/2021
Juneteenth commemorates the day that the last enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were finally able to claim freedom from illegal chattel slavery.
The Story Behind My Viral TikTok Video

The Story Behind My Viral TikTok Video

01/07/2021
My response to American Jews disassociating themselves from their whiteness struck a chord.
This Black Jewish Teen Is Leading the Fight for Climate Justice

This Black Jewish Teen Is Leading the Fight for Climate Justice

07/17/2020
Diller Tikkun Olam Award recipient says environmental justice and racial justice are connected.
Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain

Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain

06/18/2020
While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.
Black Jews Are Grieving, and We Need You to Help Us Mourn

Black Jews Are Grieving, and We Need You to Help Us Mourn

06/08/2020
What shiva can teach us about holding Black people during this traumatic time.
Checking in with Mothers of Multiracial Jewish Children

Checking in with Mothers of Multiracial Jewish Children

05/08/2020
Four mothers share insights about raising children who navigate multiple identities, making the best of quarantine.
Are Jews Ethnic?

Are Jews Ethnic?

10/30/2019
A new approach to ethnic studies leaves Jews, Hindus, and Asians out of the picture.
New Jew Enters New Year with a Slice of Apple Pie

New Jew Enters New Year with a Slice of Apple Pie

09/17/2019
Convert reflects on her eventful first year as a Jew and shares a family recipe.
Growing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders of Color

Growing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders of Color

07/11/2019
California summer camp empowers teens of Color to be leaders.