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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Articles

‘Zhen Yu and the Snake’ – New Take on Old Jewish Tale

‘Zhen Yu and the Snake’ – New Take on Old Jewish Tale

04/26/2022
Hong Kong-based author of ‘Alone on Dan Street’, Erica Lyons, reimagines a story about Rabbi Akivah’s daughter from the Talmud in a tale of the Jew of Kaifeng.
Rethinking ‘Go Down Moses’ at the Passover Seder

Rethinking ‘Go Down Moses’ at the Passover Seder

04/05/2022
[Op-Ed] Renditions of ‘Go Down Moses‘ at Passover Seders often problematically compare cultural memory and mythos of the Jewish people to the historical and contemporary trauma of Black people, ignoring that Negro spirituals cloaked in biblical allusion were a tradition of necessity.
Digital Content Creation: Giving Black Jews a Voice!

Digital Content Creation: Giving Black Jews a Voice!

03/03/2022
Black Jewish Content creator Tova Ricardo shares her experiences, poetry, and identity through social channels like Instagram and TikTok (@tovathepoet)
What’s A Jew of Color Anyway?

What’s A Jew of Color Anyway?

02/22/2022
Robin Washington discusses the complexity of the term Jews of Color and what that means for whiteness in the American Jewish community.
Running to Make History in a California Election

Running to Make History in a California Election

02/03/2022
“Whether or not I win this campaign, my goal is to spread awareness about the inadequate outpatient behavioral health resources in our current medical system.”
Learning from Our Elders on MLK Day

Learning from Our Elders on MLK Day

01/13/2022
An unexpectedly candid conversation about racial reckoning.
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.