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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.