And A Child Shall Nag Them Into It

The only one who can explain to my son what it means to be the child of a Soviet-born Jewish writer and a Harlem-raised African-American engineer the way that I want it explained, is me.

READ MORE

Is Every Value a Jewish Value?

The personal narrative of an intermarried woman who believes the values she and her African-American husband teach her children are universal, not just Jewish.

READ MORE

TransJewish?

Does the huge conversation about Rachel Dolezal, who resigned as president of the Spokane, WA, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People after it was revealed that she identified as African-American while her parents are White, have any relevance to efforts to engage interfaith families in Jewish life and community? I’m […]

READ MORE

Wade in the Water at Mayyim Hayyim

Well, I went to the water one day to pray. And my soul got happy and I stayed all day. [Don’t you know that God’s gonna trouble the water!] – “Wade in the Water” Mary Mary As a Jewish woman who feels deeply rooted in her African- and Native-American family’s heritage, the famous Negro spiritual […]

READ MORE

Finding Answers in Judaism: D.C. Author/Educator Celebrates Dual Identities

Feature about Carolivia Herron, who grew up black, became Jewish and wrote Nappy Hair.

READ MORE

Finding Their Voice: Jews of Color Are Slowly Putting Their Concerns on the Communal Agenda

The story of African-American Jews-by-choice and the prejudice they often receive from people in the Jewish community.

READ MORE

Pointed Towards Israel

Profile of Jacqueline Giles, an African-American mathematics professor who found out as an adult that she has Jewish ancestry.

READ MORE

Cheese Blintzes: An Adoptee Discovers Her Jewish Roots

Personal narrative by an adopted woman whose Catholic parents ignored her birth mother’s wish that she be raised Jewish, nevertheless, the woman always “felt” Jewish growing up

READ MORE

Being “Both”: Claiming Dual Identity as a Biracial Jew

Personal narrative from a woman whose Jewish mother and black father were united by civil rights and who began exploring her heritage in college.

READ MORE

Interfaith, Interracial, Intercultural . . . and Loving It!

A personal narrative from a Jewish immigrant woman on her Christian African-American husband and their decision to raise their sons as 100% Jewish and 100% New Yorkers.

READ MORE