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A young black man wearing a prayer shawl and a head covering while reading from a Jewish prayer book

Whenever I enter Jewish spaces, whether it’s my first time or my fiftieth, I make a conscious effort to bring my kippah, my Sh’ma bracelet, and my Magen David necklace.

Chris Harrison
Young woman wearing headphones and listening to Wholly Jewish podcast

In our new podcast, Wholly Jewish, Jews across the ethnic, cultural, and gender spectrums tell their stories, strengthening and enriching their own Jewishness and our community.

Chris Harrison
Collage of headshots of each of the individuals profiled in the blog post

With Black History Month upon us, I cannot help but wonder about how black Jewish leaders can use our sacred history to create a better future. 

Chris Harrison
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
Rubins vase as described in this article

Our realities are, to a degree, relative.

Chris Harrison
Headshot of a smiling Marques Hollie against a black backdrop

Marques Hollie talks to us about the Passover performance piece he created called “Go Down Moshe," at the intersection of “the shared otherness of American Jews and people of color.” 

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
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

I'm uncomfortable entering unfamiliar synagogues - solely because I am mixed race, and people assume that I am not Jewish.

Marra B. Gad

Last week, we watched in horror and dismay as violent event after violent event unfolded, each amplifying and recontextualizing the one before it.

Leo Ferguson (JTA)

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