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For US Jews of color, meeting Israel’s diversity was affirming experience

“When I face antisemitism, I know that I am part of this legacy and this nation. And I know that in the worst possible case scenario, I always have a home as a Jewish person.”

By MICHELE CHABIN/JTA
16/07/2021
Dr. Amanda Mbuvi

First Jew of color to lead Reconstructionist rabbinical school

The 44-year-old is currently a faculty member at High Point University, a liberal arts college in North Carolina, where she helped found the school’s minor in Jewish studies.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
21/06/2021

In wake of Floyd murder, Kamochah created to support Black Orthodox Jews

Many Jews of color say they are often questioned or made to feel unwelcome when they enter Jewish spaces, but Kamochah is set on guiding and educating Jewish communities to accept them.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
03/06/2021

First Jew of color to lead American Jewish museum resigns, cites racism

Moyo is publicly accusing the board of dysfunction fueled by racism and sexism — and the board is threatening to sue her for allegedly leaking private information.

By ASAF SHALEV/JTA
01/05/2021

Orthodox Rabbi, anti-racism advocate, turns his gaze to Jewish texts

The commentary, titled “In Black Fire,” represents an extension of Rishon’s ongoing efforts to speak up against racism in the Orthodox world.

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN/JTA
09/03/2021
TV star Mayim Bialik.

Over 170 celebrities join Black-Jewish Entertainment Alliance

“I think we are all much more aware of patterns of systemic racism and the damage done to us all when anyone is denigrated," Mayim Bialik told The Jerusalem Post via email.

51st NAACP Image Awards: Tracee Ellis Ross poses backstage with her Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

2021 NAACP Image Awards: Jewish nominees, from Daveed Diggs to Doja Cat

The ceremony will air virtually on March 27. Here are the Jews to know.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
04/02/2021
Actor Don Cheadle (L), one of the co-stars in the new film "Devil In A Blue Dress," poses with novel

'Pinprick of light' Black Jewish novelist wins lifetime achievement award

"To be a Jew is to be a part of a tribe,” Mosley said, "in the end you’re always answerable to your blood.”

By EMILY BURACK/ JTA
20/11/2020

Annamie Paul becomes first Black and Jewish Canadian party leader

Paul has previously worked as an advisor at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and as a political officer in Canada’s Mission to the European Union in Brussels.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
05/10/2020

Jewish organizations offering $5K for info on attack against Black Jewish teen

Jewish organizations in the United States issued statements strongly condemning the attack on Bernstein.

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