Jewish Multiracial Network

Jews Of Color Cite Racism In Community

Largest-ever such conference convenes amid national conversation about Black Lives Matter movement, societal barriers.

05/04/2016 - 08:50
Staff Writer

As calls for criminal justice reform continue to spark national debate, the largest-ever gathering of Jews of color convened this week in New York City to discuss matters of racial justice inside and outside the Jewish community.

A session at this week’s Jews of Color conference in Chelsea. Desmond Reich

URJ Boasts Bold New Hire

April Baskin, former president of Jewish Multiracial Network, takes post as VP of 'Audacious Hospitality.'

07/14/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

What’s in a job title? Plenty of symbolism, it turns out, in the new post the Union for Reform Judaism has just filled.

April Baskin, URJ’s new vice president of audacious hospitality, hopes to create a legacy of inclusion in the Reform movement.

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.
06/11/2012 - 20:00
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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