Judaism and Race

Rabbi Mira Rivera. Photo credit: Gili Getz.

The Jewish community is diverse, and all Jews hold many different identities. In order to tell an inclusive story, we must include Jews of color, whose experiences are often overlooked. Use these questions to celebrate the stories of Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women.

In which spaces or moments do you feel your identities most fully embraced?
In which spaces or moments do you feel your identities not fully embraced or integrated?
Which Jewish Women of Color, Indigenous, Mizrahi, or Sephardi women inspire you most?
What would you want to Jewish community at large to know about the experiences of Jews of Color?

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How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Judaism and Race." (Viewed on October 16, 2019) <https://jwa.org/shareherstory>.


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