Jews Are Not White

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A Multimedia Event

Dec 10, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm PT

Ignorance about Jews is rampant, and as a result, Jews are highly misunderstood and frequently maligned – leading to tensions, hostilities, and even violence. In my upcoming online event, “Jews Are Not White,” we’ll explore questions like the ones below, to help facilitate understanding, compassion, and heart-centered connection across dividing lines:

  • Are Jews white, people of color, or some other category? 
  • How do skin color, ethnicity, and nationality factor in?
  • How does persecution, from ancient to contemporary, factor in?
  • How do converts to Judaism factor in?

This multimedia program will include the following dynamic elements:

  • Multimedia documentation charting 4,000 years of global Jewish migration – connecting the threads between Jews in the African, Asian, Europen, and American continents.
  • Live music and spoken word performance, including the following songs and poems:
    • Jews Are Not White
    • The Convert’s Quest
    • I Love My JewFro
    • Twisty Kind of Racism
    • Timeline
  • Facilitated group discussion 

Why Listen to Me?

I pioneered the Jewish Multiculturalism movement in 1990, bringing to the mainstream both awareness and celebration of global Jewish heritage. I worked with preeminent institutes such as the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Bureau of Jewish Education, and Harvard University;  I published Jewish multicultural articles in top media including The Washington Post, Marie Claire, and Rolling Stone; I developed and taught the first-ever curriculum on Jewish communities across the globe; I was a featured Jewish multicultural expert in documentaries including Young, Jewish, and Left, The Forgotten Refugees, and The Way Home; I was the first woman globally to publicly lead Middle Eastern Jewish prayers; I founded numerous community organizations devoted to Jewish multicultural education; and I published The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritagethe first anthology by Jewish women of color, taught throughout the Ivy League and at universities nationwide. 


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