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In celebration of our diverse mishpacha (family), we are pleased to share this a space with you. Our goal is to nurture the diversity found throughout the community and share resources to learn about our shared Jewish history and as well as the experiences that make us different for we believe that we are stronger together.

 

We are starting off by sharing a page from Congregation Bonai Shalom which highlights Jews of Color across different fields. The group is made up of award-winning entertainers, passionate educators, and defenders of our national security who actively celebrate diversity and enrich the communities they serve.

Upcoming Programs

Celebrating Jews of Color

True Colors, a salon theater show tells disparate and riveting stories about Jews of Color. While all people face challenges and struggles, Jews of Color have many touching and unique stories to tell about resilience, self-respect, and celebrating the many colors and voices in our community.

The stories in True Colors, ostensibly about Jews who feel “different,” actually remind us how very much alike we are. In True Colors, audiences will meet unforgettable characters who tell personal stories about how they see themselves and how others see them. Ironically, while many American Jews can reach consensus about a commitment to social justice for others, they do not always embrace diversity in their own community. The enlightening show will explore the impact of living as Jews of Color when inclusion and equity are not always practiced in the Jewish Community.

“We are proud to spotlight the experiences of Jews of Color.” said Ronda Spinak, The Braid’s artistic director. “These are poignant and moving stories of questioning, of feeling like the outsider, of committing to Judaism…quintessential and universal Jewish stories!”

In True Colors, audiences will hear the story of a daughter of a Jewish mother and a Black/Chinese father and how she was taught to embrace her diversity, and have confidence that the world would embrace it as well. They will hear about a woman torn between her Jewish heritage and her Latin one, struggling to find her place in either culture. And they’ll learn of an African American man whose Jewishness confuses himself and others.

Tue, August 3 2021 25 Av 5781