A pioneer of the Jewish multicultural movement, Loolwa Khazoom helped promote Sephardic and Mizrahi culture and priorities within the larger Jewish community. Frustrated by the lack of awareness about the experiences of non-white, non-Ashkenazi Jews in the Jewish feminist movement, Khazoom founded the Jewish Multicultural Project, creating and implementing the first comprehensive curriculum on Jews around the world. She is also a musician, artist, and author, published in periodicals ranging from Rolling Stone to the Washington Post to Seventeen. She edited The Flying Camel: Essays on Identity by Women of North African and Middle Eastern Jewish Heritage and has spoken at institutions from Barnard and Harvard to the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Skirball Cultural Center. Beyond her work on Jewish multiculturalism, Khazoom is a public relations manager for wellness practitioners.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Loolwa Khazzoom." (Viewed on March 29, 2015) <http://jwa.org/people/khazzoom-loolwa>.