Mission Statement

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.



Expanding Intergenerational Bonds: Second Round of Grants Stewarded by JoCI Philanthropy Fellows

Continuing the JoCI Philanthropy Fellows' efforts to foster intergenerational bonds among Jews of Color, these new grants represent another step forward in preserving cultural traditions, amplifying voices, and strengthening connections within the JoC community.

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Philanthropy Fellow Profiles

Since joining the JoCI Philanthropy Fellowship in May, 2023, our dedicated Fellows—  Ilana Ybgi, Santy Barrera and Maya Katz-Ali— have gained extensive professional development rooted in essential learnings of the philanthropic sector, equity-based approaches to philanthropy, and the perspectives of JoC and communal leaders. As the rest of the JoCI team prepares for a bittersweet goodbye to our Fellows at the upcoming conclusion to their year-long program, we are awestruck by the accomplishments of this exceptional group of leaders.

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What Do I Do With All This Heritage? True stories of Asian Jews as they hold two age-old traditions in their hearts

What Do I Do with All This Heritage? dives into our multicultural Jewish future with witty, insightful, and heartbreaking true stories in the first-ever theatre show about the lives of Asian American Jews. Featuring their own words performed by professional actors, you’ll be entranced...

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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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Statistics one-pager on Jews of Color and Multiracial Jewish Families

View some of the most essential statistics on Jews of Color and multiracial Jewish families.

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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