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My People, My Birthright

This summer Lindsey Newman and Josh Rothstein are going to be leading the first free Taglit Birthright Israel trip with a focus ...

Diversity and Pride at My Jewish Summer Camp

Judaism has been a part of my life since I was born. My mother snuck Shabbat candles into the hospital ...

Kung Hei Fat Choy from Our Jewish Home to Yours

Shabbat Dinner Menu for 15: Egg drop soup with crunchy noodles, Stir Fried Vegetables, Dan Dan Noodles, Roasted Chicken with ...

Drake & YOUR Multicultural Bar or Bat Mitzvah

Drake’s recent SNL skit (see below), perhaps unwittingly but then again perhaps not, highlighted how a bar or bat mitzvah ...

Challah with a Chinese Twist

There’s a not-so-funny joke that goes, “A man walks into a Chinese restaurant and says to the waiter, ‘Excuse me ...

African American Jews on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Across the country next week, Americans of all faiths and ethnicities will remember and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin ...

A Remarkable Journey from Ethiopia to Israel to Petaluma, CA

Israeli Maor Sanbata came to the United States this past summer to be a counselor at Camp Be’chol Lashon. Born ...

Becoming a Jewish Ethiopian American Family

It is an incredible responsibility to raise a child. In choosing foreign adoption, we have become parents to a beautiful ...

What Do You Call a Questioning Convert? Rabbi.

“Why did you convert?” I have been asked this question many times before, sometimes out of deep interest and sometimes ...

The Poetry of Jewish Black Identity

I became Bar Mitzvah on April 20th, 2002, the 130th anniversary of Hitler’s birth. My dad’s side of the family ...