Be’chol Lashon

Multiracial Jews Moving Beyond Isolation

Now 12 percent of the community, racially diverse Jewish households making their way into mainstream — but still less ‘engaged’ than others.

06/12/2012
Associate Editor

When Rabbi/Cantor Angela Buchdahl was growing up — the daughter of a white Jewish father and a Korean-American mother — she and her sister “always felt like the ‘only ones’” that were non-white in Jewish settings.

Today, her three children attend the Abraham Joshua Heschel School, and each is in a class with at least one other mixed-race Asian. “And there are other races as well,” she noted.

Multiracial and nonwhite households vary in their makeup. Photo courtesy of Be’chol Lashon
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