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.

How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Jews of Color

Chris Harrison
May 6, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted nearly everyone across the globe, and the Jewish community is no exception. Those of us who are Jews of Color – comprising approximately 12 percent of the U.S. Jewish community – feel a particular sense of isolation and anxiety.

How to Create a Meaningful Shabbat Experience at Home

Chris Harrison
As the pandemic continues, we’re all used to life spent mostly at home, even on Shabbat. Here are a few ways you can make the most of Shabbat and feel like part of a larger Jewish community – even when you can’t be with them in person.

What “Just Mercy” Means to Me as a Black Jew

Chris Harrison
March 25, 2020

I carry the trauma of my ancestors, who were kidnapped and enslaved, who survived post-abolition racist terrorism, and who survived devastating Jim Crow laws. I also carry the history of the Jewish people, who have survived countless acts of violence, forced conversion, and genocide.

14 Binge-Worthy Jewish TV Shows

Chris Harrison
To help you choose the perfect show for you, we’ve rounded up a few of the best Jewish and Jewish-ish options on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. Happy streaming!