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As we celebrate the release of the Israeli hostages taken on October 7th and continue to hope for the safe return of all who are still held captive, Be’chol Lashon staff member Dr. Beza Abebe reminds us to not forget the life of Avera Mengistu, who is still being held hostage by Hamas for over 9 years.

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Do you know a camper who would love to be a part of a multiracial Jewish summer camp experience? If so, Camp Be’chol Lashon is the perfect place for them this summer! Learn more and register today at ...

We are glad to be one of many co-sponsors for Zioness`s gathering space tomorrow. The zoom will offer support and solidarity for Sephardic, Mizrahi, and all Jews of Color—a space to process, grieve, and be together in this impossible moment.

Be`chol Lashon joins Zioness, along with this growing list of amazing co-sponsors, @jewishfederations JEDI, Khazbar, @JOCMishpacha Project, @JIMENA_voice, @globalJews Be’chol Lashon, Project Shema, @Kamochah, @IPFAtid.nes, @jewbianprincess, @NCJWinc, @atljocc, @awiderbridge, and @30yearsafter invite Jews of Color to gather together to connect with each other, grieve together, address trauma and approaches to coping, explore resources, and be in community.

Join our virtual gathering space on October 26th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT via Zoom.

We hope this space offers safety and healing. Please note that this is a closed space specifically designed as an affinity space for Jews of Color. We ask that you respect the space and participate in accordance with that designation.

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Thank you @dannynewtv for featuring Camp Be`chol Lashon on ABC News! We are grateful and glad that Camp Be`chol Lashon continues to be a space of positivity for young Jews from racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse backgrounds.

A quote from Danny: "As many of us break the fast for Yom Kippur, I wanted to share this story from Friday that moved me. Most of you know that I was a big camp kid growing up, and seeing what Camp Be`chol Lashon in California has become for Jewish People of Color is awesome 🙏🏼✡️❤️"

We hope you`ll join us at this great event for JOC professionals!

The Jews of Color Professionals Network (JoC Pro Network) is designed to enrich and support a pipeline of emerging talent by facilitating connections in and beyond the Jewish communal sector. Join the @JoCInitiative on Thursday, October 5 from 6-8pm in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn! There will be a kosher dinner to enjoy in the sukkah, followed by a workshop on How to Have Successful One-on-Ones.

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#JewsofColor #JoC #jocleaders #jocprofessionals #bipocleadership #jewishcommunity #sukkot #jocinewyork @jocinitiative

As we celebrate the near year, the authors of Be`chol Lashon`s Jewish& have recipes, reflections, teachings, and more to help us welcome these new beginnings.

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Thank you @apnews for sharing the story of Camp Be`chol Lashon! We are beyond grateful for another summer where our Jewish campers of Color got to be their full selves while making new and happy memories.

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"One camper, from Oakland, California, has a white Jewish mother and a father who is Black and Muslim. Another was adopted in Uganda by a white Jewish woman; they now live in Montana.⁠

Like many of the young people who shared challenges and adventures with them this summer, they grew up often feeling like outliers — and then found a near-magical comfort zone at Camp Be’chol Lashon in the rolling hills of California’s Marin County. Its founders say it’s the only sleepaway summer camp specifically serving Jewish children of color, creating a safe space for candid conversations on race and identity.⁠

Isaac, the 10-year-old from Oakland, went to a traditional Jewish summer camp last year and said he was bullied by some campers for being Black.⁠

Isaac’s mother was relieved to find Camp Be’chol Lashon.⁠

“If camp this summer didn’t work out, we were going to be done with Jewish camps,” she said. “My child was suffering.”⁠

Over the past 14 years the camp has offered children like Isaac a haven where they don’t have to explain their identity or downplay a part of who they are. It functions as an extended family for campers who are often the only Jewish child of color in their hometown or treated more as a curiosity than a full-fledged member of Jewish or Black communities.⁠"
-AP News, Jacquelyn Martin

Image: Maya Johnson, 7, of New York, is playfully swung into the lake by her friends during Camp Be’chol Lashon, a sleepaway camp for Jewish children of color, Friday, July 28, 2023, in Petaluma, Calif., at Walker Creek Ranch. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Yom Huledet Sameach, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to Rabbi Alysa Stanton, the first African American female Rabbi! ...