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The Jews of Color Initiative’s mission is to advance racial equity in the U.S. Jewish community by centering the leadership of Jews of Color and ensuring that our communities and institutions reflect the multiracial reality of the Jewish people.

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Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color

This report uses survey and interview data of a complex fabric of JoC identities, lived experiences, and perspectives.

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The Jews of Color Initiative and Slingshot Launch a New Guide to Racially Equitable Philanthropy

"Racial Equity-Informed Philanthropy" features dynamic chapters authored by multiracial leaders in the Jews of Color community. Collectively, the authors hold expertise in the areas of race, philanthropy, and Jewish wisdom.

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Meet Cohort 2 of Our Leadership Fellowship

The Jews of Color Initiative is proud and excited to announce our second ever cohort of our JoCI Leadership Fellowship. Our six Fellows have each been placed in various leadership positions in the New York City Jewish organizational ecosystem, where they will continue their work as activists, educators, and leaders.

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There are incredible leaders, organizations, tools and texts that strengthen all facets of the Jewish community for Jews of Color.

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Top 5 Teachings from Beyond the Count

The five most essential teachings from Beyond the Count, our unprecedented research study on the perspectives and experiences of Jews of Color in the U.S.

How Tokenism Affects Jews of Color and 5 Ways Allies Can Interrupt It

While inclusion efforts must be made to counteract the inequities that persist in our community, efforts that rely on tokenism will not heal our racial wounds.

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