URJ’s REDI/Audacious Hospitality Presents: White Parents & Guardians Raising Jewish Kids of Color - Session 1 of 3

For this series, you must register for all 3 sessions separately.

Parenting does not come with a manual. For White parents and guardians raising Jews of Color (JOC) that seems doubly true. These sessions will discuss what White guardians raising Jews of Color need to think about and know. Our three-part series will provide you with the chance to hear from both experts and adult JOCs on practical tips and considerations to raise healthy Kids of Color. Both adult JOCs raised by loving White parents and experts will share their incredible insight all in service of community and love for this generation of JOCs.

Outcomes for the 3-Part Series:

  • Recognize your child’s experience is not your own (racism, antisemitism and other marginalized identities)
  • Understand that each person has their own implicit and explicit biases
  • Parents and guardians will learn how to work on their biases and how to disrupt racism and other forms of oppression their Children of Color might experience

About Session 1 (Sunday, April 3, 12-1 ET)

URJ's Racial Equity Diversity & Inclusion (REDI) Director Yolanda Savage-Narva (she/her), Deitra Reiser (she/her), Principal Founder of Transform for Equity, and Dr. David McCarty-Caplan (he/him/el), Associate Professor of Social Work at California State University, Northridge, will guide you through this foundational opening session, laying the groundwork for both shared language and introductory content.

Interested in learning more and registering for Sessions 2 and 3? 

  • Session 2 (Sunday, April 10, 12-1 ET): Join us for a panel discussion which will feature adult Jews of Color raised by White guardians/parents and White parents/care takers who will share critical learnings from their lived experience. Panelists include: Dr. David McCarty-Caplan (he/him/el), Julianne Gale (she/her), and Mae Sarah (she/her). Register for Session 2.
     
  • Session 3 (Sunday, April 24, 12-1 ET): This session will give you a chance to ask questions and look deeper at the ways you can contribute to an anti-oppressive community and the positive upbringing of Jews of Color, while engaging in small group conversations. Register for Session 3.

All three sessions will have Closed Captioning available for the presentations and panels. If you would like to access Closed Captioning while we are in small group break-out discussions and/or if there is anything that we can do to make these calls more accessible, please email Aliza Greenberg at agreenberg@urj.org for all requests/questions about this series.