Episode 68: Beyond the Count: Talking to Jews of Color

"What would it be like if we could daven and engage in Jewish life without having to endure racism?" says Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative. In a recent survey of Jews of Color by Ilana's organization, most respondents report facing racism and discrimination in majority white Jewish communal settings, and they don't think Jewish leadership is doing enough about it. In this episode of Can We Talk?, Nahanni Rous talks with Ilana about the survey and its implications, and Kasandra Housley, Mirushe Zylali, Gage Gorsky, and SooJi Min-Maranda share personal experiences.  

Released November 23, 2021
  • Jews of Color Initiative Executive Director Ilana Kaufman. Credit: Aviva Levine

  • Mirushe Zylali. Photo courtesy of Mirushe Zylali. 

  • Gage Gorsky. Photo courtesy of Gage Gorsky. 

  • SooJi Min-Maranda. Credit: JD Scott

  • Ilana Kaufman Headshot
  • Photo of Mirushe Zylali
  • Gage Gorsky Headshot
  • SooJi Min Maranda Headshot


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Episode 68: Beyond the Count: Talking to Jews of Color." (Viewed on February 29, 2024) <http://jwa.org/podcasts/canwetalk/episode-68-beyond-count-talking-jews-color>.