Embracing Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities

Diversity Training Workshops that focus on the diversity of the American Jewish community and are intended to create an environment of inquiry and openness to talk about race and its impact on individuals and the community.

Session One: Understanding Jewish Diversity: Opportunities & Challenges

  • Increased understanding of the racial paradigm in the U.S. and how the Jewish narrative fits within it.
  • Helping the Jewish community understand what Be’chol Lashon feels is essential about Jewish diversity
  • Jews are a multicultural people who live around the world, so why are Jews thought of as white?
  • Assumptions and stereotypes – Jews, and specifically Jews of Color, don’t have a single story