jews of color

Securing synagogues and protecting Jews of color don’t have to be at odds

There are good ways to invest in Jewish safety through law enforcement while decreasing racial and ethnic bias.

By Dr. Mijal Bitton/JTA , Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein/JTA
21/01/2022

US Jews of Color reveal experiences, struggles in new study

A study conducted by researchers at Stanford University puts the spotlight on the experiences of American Jews of Color.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS outside linebacker Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and free sa

San Francisco 49ers pick a Jew of color to lead their diversity efforts

As a Black, lesbian Jew (with a bunch of tattoos), Christina Jefferson described herself with a chuckle as a “unicorn” in the world of corporate America.

By GABE STUTMAN / JTA
25/05/2021
Protesters in Minneapolis demonstrate against the death in police custody of George Floyd, May 29, 2

First conference for Jews of color to mark yahrzeit for George Floyd

Floyd’s family is working to rebrand the date, May 25, as “Day of Enlightenment” because of how many people were awakened to issues of racial injustice.

By ESTHER D. KUSTANOWITZ/JTA , ASAF SHALEV/JTA
13/05/2021

Jews of Color looks to conduct first-ever study on Jewish experience

The research will be led by academics from the University of Southern California, Standford, Washington as well as professionals from Microsoft.

Daveed Diggs speaks about representing Jews of color in Hanukkah video

Diggs said he wanted the diversity shown in the video to be understated and to not veer into the “tokenism” he said he sometimes experienced growing up.

By SHIRA HANAU/JTA
15/12/2020

New York UJA gives grant to Jews of Color Initiative

The grant in support of the JoCI will be aimed at improving mentorship, collaboration and leadership cultivation opportunities for the Jews of Color community.

21/11/2020

Many Jews of color are politically conservative — and many voted for Trump

Despite progressive conventional wisdom that as America became more diverse the Democratic Party coalition would grow, Trump’s share of ethnic and racial minority votes increased.

By MIJAL BITTON
20/11/2020

How I learned to love myself as a Black Jew

Even though I am not consciously thinking about all of my identities every second of every day, they all inform the way I lead my life and the ways in which the world sees and interacts with me.

By AVIVA DAVIS/JTA
18/06/2020
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