July 30, 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:
This multimedia program will include the following dynamic elements:
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 Heritage – the first anthology by Jewish women of color, taught throughout the Ivy League and at universities nationwide.
Buy this special-edition double album by Shaddai Chants. It’s a rare collection of woman-led Iraqi selihoth for the High Holy Days – featuring 10 original a cappella prayers, 10 improvisational prayers with vocals and crystal singing bowls, and a unique digital prayer book with Hebrew refrains transliterated into English, with traditional Iraqi pronunciations.