Engage in Racial Justice and Jewish Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)

Bigotry takes many forms. As Jews we have experienced it for centuries. America's recent awakening around systemic problems faced by People of Color has mobilized us to actively address issues relating to racial justice and equity, both in our Jewish communities and in broader society. ​​


This video series explores the complicated history of Black and Jewish communities in America. See how events, beliefs, and societal shifts have led us to the challenges we now face, while gaining new insights to inform the journey ahead.

Unsung Heroes, Black and African American LGBTQ+ Leaders

February 8 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

Celebrate the leaders who were at the forefront of many revolutions for change, and their resistance in the presence of oppression. During this session we will learn about the unsung Black and African American LGBTQ+ heroes.

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Combatting Racism & Antisemitism in the 21st Century

February 15 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

Join us in leading a paradigm shift in the discussion of racism, antisemitism, and the oppression Olympics. During this session, we will work towards combatting all forms of hate, with a coalition of love and understanding.

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Resistance - Civil Rights Movement of Today and the Jewish Community

February 22 at 3pm EST / 12pm PST

While it is important to understand the early Civil Rights Movement, we must not rest on the achievements of that movement. During this session, learn about Black and African American leaders, including Black Jews and gain inspiration those who are leading the change in the Racial Justice Movement of the Future.

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If Jewish communities are to grow and flourish into the future, we must ensure that People of all backgrounds see themselves in all of our communal and organizational leadership today. Here are some steps you can take to help make that happen:

Amplify organizations founded and led by Jewish people of color

Invite your community to participate in the JEDI Curriculum Journey

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    Racial diversity across the Jewish world continues to grow. We celebrate one of the pioneers of creating a culture of belonging for Jewish People of Color (JOC) @Yavilah McCoy. Explore what you can do to make your community more inclusive & welcoming for all. #WisdomWednesday

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    As Lindsey reminds us: “...Jewish tradition has always taught us to wrestle with a difficult question just as Jacob wrestled with God. So while the first step is in identifying what might be broken we also know that there is a path forward.” #BlackAndJewish #JewishTogether




Our sages taught “the day is short, the work is long. We are not required to finish the task but neither are we free to desist from it.” (Pirke Avot, 2:21).

We approach this work with both humility and determination. We can learn to do better. And we will.

Here’s a great place to start your learning. Take a deeper dive, and learn more about the JEDI Journey at jewishdiversitytraining.org



The Color of Love, Marra B. Gad

How Jews Became White Folks and What That Says About Race in America, Karen Brodkin

Once We Were Slaves: The Extraordinary Journey of a Multiracial Jewish Family

Caste, Isabella Wilkerson

Racial Contract - Charles W. Mills

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates)

The Color of Law, by Richard Rothstein

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

What Would Martin Say, Clarence B. Jones

Black Power, Jewish Politics - Dr. Marc Dollinger

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, by Resmaa Menakem