Shekhiynah Larks is the program coordinator and a diversity trainer at Be’chol Lashon. She holds a BA in politics from the University of San Francisco. She is a native of Oakland and is very involved in Jewish life in the Bay Area.
Articles by Shekhiynah Larks
This Black Jewish Teen Is Leading the Fight for Climate Justice
Diller Tikkun Olam Award recipient says environmental justice and racial justice are connected.
Juneteenth: Joy in the Midst of Pain
While the death of George Floyd brings up personal traumas for many us, it’s important to remember that part of self-care is finding joy.
Black Jews Are Grieving, and We Need You to Help Us Mourn
What shiva can teach us about holding Black people during this traumatic time.
Checking in with Mothers of Multiracial Jewish Children
Four mothers share insights about raising children who navigate multiple identities, making the best of quarantine.
Are Jews Ethnic?
A new approach to ethnic studies leaves Jews, Hindus and Asians out of the picture
New Jew Enters New Year with a Slice of Apple Pie
Convert reflects on her eventful first year as a Jew and shares a family recipe.
Growing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders of Color
California summer camp empowers teens of color to be leaders
Remembering Victor McElhaney, the Rhythm of the Town
"My cousin wasn’t Jewish, but his soul is a nigun, a song."
Birthright While Black
What one Birthright participant learned from her first trip to Israel
When the Mikvah Water Touches Your Black Hair
A conversion brings wholeness to body, mind and spirit.