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. ​​

WATCH. LEARN. GROW.

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.

MOED Musical Hallel + Song

April 20th at 12pm EST

Join together for a community-wide virtual musical Hallel Passover Celebration that centers Jewish People of Color (JOC) and their loved ones, and amplifies the hopes, songs and prayers of our multiracial community.

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TAKE ACTION – EMPOWER A GENERATION

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

Help Spread The Word

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    Amen to that! #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackAndJewish #JewishTogether

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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. Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth by exploring what you can do to make your community more inclusive & welcoming for all. #WisdomWednesday

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    As #BlackHistoryMonth draws to a close, let's think of it not as an ending but as a beginning. As @Gamal Palmer advises–let's look at ourselves honestly, without judgment, & begin the work we need to do to make Jewish Equity, Diversity, Engagement, & Inclusion a reality. #JewishTogether #JEDI

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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.” #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackAndJewish #JewishTogether

 

 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES – LET’S BEGIN THE JOURNEY

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

 

Articles

 

Books

Caste, Isabella Wilkerson

Racial Contract - Charles W. Mills (1997)

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 (2006)

What Would Martin Say, Clarence B. Jones

Black Power, Jewish Politics - Dr. Marc Dollinger (2018)

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

 

Podcasts

 

Movies and Docu-Series

 

Short Videos

 

Resources for Parents & Educators