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Collage of the covers of all the childrens books listed in this piece

Just in time for the eight nights of Hanukkah, here are eight illustrated books that are sure to bring a smile to the face of the young Jews of Color in your life.

Chris Harrison
Congregants welcoming Shabbat with arms linked together

There’s nothing unique about my grief following the murders in Pittsburgh except that the fear imbedded in it is new to me.

Pam Chernoff
Jeff Erlanger in his electric wheelchair reading Torah from the pulpit

In building the ramp, we felt we had been true to the Talmudic maxim Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh, “All Jews are responsible for one another."

Rabbi Kenneth Roseman
Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
Colorful Jewish star and Ten Commandments charm on black cord suspended in front of light brown bark-like background

My rabbi’s ‘’faith principles” and their many modes of expression ring true for me and my intersectional identity as a Black woman who is Jewish.

Yolanda Savage-Narva
Red paper lanterns hanging over a street at twilight

My father is fond of reminding my family of how lucky we are to be Chinese and Jewish. “Three New Year celebrations means three chances for a fresh start!

Rabbi Jacqueline Mates-Muchin
Sign hanging in a window reading Welcome We Are Open

An experience shortly after the URJ Biennial demonstrated how truly large, inviting, and welcoming is our Reform Jewish tent.

Alden Solovy
Gabe and his family at his bar mitzvah

We are fortunate that Reform Judaism makes it possible for us to embrace all who step into Jewish life and endeavor to create sacred space for those they love.

Rabbi Billy Dreskin
Shadowed hand holding heart-shaped figure in front of sunlight with golden grass in the background

Because this past week has been difficult for our nation and our Jewish community, it is imperative that we respond with love, inclusion, and compassion.

April Baskin
Hand holding puzzle piece with question mark on it

As we stand on the brink of Passover, a holiday of questions, we must ask how we can make room at our sederim for everyone.

Rabbi Rick Jacobs

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