Music and films showcasing the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience.


Be’chol Lashon: A Global Jewish Community

Jews are an amalgam of many peoples and origins include a multitude of languages, nations, tribes, and skin colors.

Judaism and Race

This short documentary challenges the stereotype that all Jews are white by presenting personal stories of people struggling to reconcile multiple identities as Jews of color.

Diverse Jewish Voices: Davi Cheng

Los Angeles-based artist Davi Cheng discusses her family history, her journey to Judaism, and her Torah-inspired artwork.

Diverse Jewish Voices: Jonah’s Bar Mitzvah

Jonah Tobin, an African American Jew from San Francisco, is diligently preparing for his Bar Mitzvah.

Diverse Jewish Voices: Satya

Satya, age 16, discusses the sense of belonging that she feels around other diverse Jews at Be’chol Lashon programs, contributing to her positive identity development as a young Jewish leader.

Diverse Jewish Voices: Rabbi Juan Mejía

Rabbi Juan Mejía shares his family history and his hopes for his trilingual daughter, Gracia, and the Jewish community.

400 Miles to Freedom

In this personal documentary an Ethiopian Jew explores his dual identity and discovers the stories of other Jews of color. Directed by Avishai Yeganyahu Mekonen and Shari Rothfarb Mekonen. Executive produced by Be’chol Lashon.

Little White Lie

Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and power of telling the truth. Directed by Lacey Schwartz. Executive produced by Be’chol Lashon.

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Camp Be’chol Lashon

Camp Be’chol Lashon’s mission is to offer a safe, nurturing, challenging residential Jewish camp experience for children of racially and ethnically diverse Jewish families and those who want to be part of a global Jewish community.

Rather Be – Camp Be’chol Lashon Cover

Camp Be’chol Lashon campers perform a cover of “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne.

Be’chol Lashon in India

Namasté! Andrew Esensten of Be’chol Lashon traveled to India in January 2010 and visited several Indian synagogues and neighborhoods. This is his report on the Jewish communities in Delhi (one synagogue), Mumbai (10 synagogues), and Cochin (site of the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth).

Meet MaNishtana, “Anti-Activist”

You’ve read his blog, you’ve watched his hilarious and provocative videos. Shais Rison is a fifth generation African American Orthodox Jew. Be’chol Lashon National Outreach Director Lacey Schwartz caught up with the man known as MaNisthana and asked him about being an “anti-activist.”

Be’chol Lashon in Uganda

The director of Be’chol Lashon, Diane Tobin, and members of the Be’chol Lashon team traveled to Uganda in June 2010 for the dedication of the Tobin Health Center, named for Gary Tobin z”l and built by the Abayudaya. The health center represents a major step in an ongoing health and development project undertaken by the Abayudaya and Be’chol Lashon.

Gates of Healing: The Abayudaya Health and Economic Development Project

Be’chol Lashon engages in a wide variety of economic, social and health improvement projects, helping the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda to fight poverty and disease while strengthening interfaith relations among the broader community.


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Music Videos

This Is Unity

Written by Y-Love. Produced by Be’chol Lashon. Directed by Lenny Bass.

In Every Tongue: A Story of Eternity

Written and produced by Be’chol Lashon. Directed and edited by Shari & Avishai Mekonen. Music by Idan Raichel Project.