Jews of Color Resource List

Organizations

Bechol Lashon https://globaljews.org/

Jews in All Hues https://www.facebook.com/JewsinALLHues/

Jews of Color Field Building Initiative https://jewsofcolorinitiative.org/

Jewish Multiracial Network https://www.jewishmultiracialnetwork.org/

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice https://www.jfrej.org/

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable https://jewishsocialjustice.org/blog/racial-justice-framework-and-resources

Kulanu https://kulanu.org/

 

Articles and Blog Posts

Armana Ariel, “17 Things Black Jews are Tired of Hearing,” https://blavity.com/17-things-black-jews-are-tired-of-hearing/17-things-black-jews-are-tired-of-hearing?category1=opinion

“In Jewish Color,” ongoing series in The Forward https://forward.com/tag/injewishcolor/

Rob Gloster, “Jews of Color Stake Their Claim to Mainstream Leadership Roles,” https://www.jweekly.com/2019/01/25/rising-up-jews-of-color-ascend-to-mainstream-leadership-roles/

Rabbi Sandra Lawson and Donna Cephas, “Racism in the Jewish Community,”

http://evolve.reconstructingjudaism.org/racism-in-the-jewish-community

Raphael Lev, “For the Sin of Prejudice: Growing up Jewish as a Person of Color,” https://reformjudaism.org/blog/2014/09/23/sin-prejudice-growing-jewish-person-color

Rabbi Susan Talve and Sarah Barasch-Hagans, “10 Rules for Engagement for White Jews Joining the #BlackLivesMatter Movement,” https://www.truah.org/resources/10-rules-for-engagement-for-white-jews-joining-the-blacklivesmatter-movement/

Rabbi Angela Warnick-Buchdahl, “Kimchee on the Seder Plate,” https://www.bjpa.org/search-results/publication/6466

 

Books

Marra B. Gad, The Color of Love: A Story of a Mixed Race Jewish Girl

Eric L. Goldstein, The Price of Whiteness: Jews, Race, and American Identity

Roya Hakakian, From the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, The Colors of Jews: Racial Politics and Radical Diasporism

Paul Kivel, Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, revised and expanded 3rd edition

Loolwa Khazzoom, The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage

T Kira Madden, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls

MaNishtana (Rabbi Shais Rishon), Thoughts from a Unicorn: 100% Black, 100% Jewish, 0% Safe

Karen Primack, ed., Under One Canopy: Readings on Jewish Diversity

Ilan Stavans, Return to Centro Histórico: A Mexican Jew Looks for His Roots

Diane Tobin, Gary Tobin, Scott Rubin, In Every Tongue: The Racial & Ethnic Diversity of the Jewish People

Rebecca Walker, Black, White and Jewish

 

Videos

Allie B., What Not to Say to Jews of Color, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xwgzp2DKics

Ilana Kaufman, Who Counts? Race and the Jewish Future, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTD6ze1JWcQ

Abby Knopp, Dignity of Difference: A Place for Everyone at the Shabbat Table, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMgPBXd1sgA

MaNishtana (Rabbi Shais Rishon), “What Makes This Jew Different Than All Other Jews? Race, Difference, and Safety in Jewish Spaces,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dZid5Trb5U

Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si7U9SC7jmY&t=1s

Lacey Schwartz, “Jews of Color and the American Jewish Community,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW1-qu-AUxs

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