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Episode 54: Mamalas: Building Jewish Families

The election of Kamala Harris to the Vice Presidency has sparked excitement in the Jewish community. Not only will she be the first woman and person of color to serve in the role, but she also has Jewish family. Kamala and the Harris/Emhoff family highlight an important demographic reality in the American Jewish community: the majority of Jewish families in America today include women who don’t identify as Jewish. In this episode of Can We Talk?, we’ll hear the stories of three women who, like Kamala, are not themselves Jewish, but play essential roles in creating Jewish households and raising Jewish children.

Released December 17, 2020
  • Kimiko Cohn and her family. Photo courtesy of Kimiko Cohn.

  • Sharon Katz and her family, summer 2020. Photo courtesy of Sharon Katz.

  • Cassie Morgenstern and her family. Photo courtesy of Cassie Morgenstern.

  • Kimiko Cohn and her family
  • Sharon Katz and her family, 2020
  • Cassie Morgenstern and her family


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 54: Mamalas: Building Jewish Families." (Viewed on March 1, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-54-mamalas-building-jewish-families>.