Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison (he/him) is a content copywriter at ignite: action and a former writer/editor for the Union for Reform Judaism; he is an alumnus of the 2018 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Cohort. A published essayist, Chris lives with his partner and four pets in metro Detroit, where he serves on Temple Beth El’s Audacious Hospitality group and the Jewish Federation’s NEXTGen LGBTQA Pride Committee and the Hermelin Davidson Center for Congregational Excellence Committee.

7 Jewish LGBTQ+ Affirming Children’s Books

Chris Harrison
Rachel Hall
So many of us who identify as LGBTQ+ grew up with little to no queer/trans representation in the media we consumed. While there is still a long way to go in normalizing LGBTQ+ identities in children’s media, kids can now see themselves and their families represented in many ways, including the books they read.

The Black Jews Are Tired

Chris Harrison
June 1, 2020

As fulfilling as it was to engage in Shavuot programs, a lot weighs on me. With COVID-19 continuing to ravage Black communities and racist violence all over the news, I almost feel like it’s Yom Kippur instead – the time when Jews are supposed to be most aware of their own mortality.