Shekhiynah Larks

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

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.