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.



Eight New Grants Stewarded by JoCI Philanthropy Fellows Expand Intergenerational Connection

The following eight grants, stewarded by the JoCI Philanthropy Fellows, feature educational programming, mentoring, research, cooking and storytelling, collecting and preserving artistic and ritual materials, and more—all centered around strengthening and celebrating intergenerational bonds among the Jews of Color community.

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Black Power, Jewish Politics: A Book Release & Communal Dialogue in Partnership with the Skirball Cultural Center

Join Skirball and the Jews of Color Initiative on April 17th for the premier launch of the revised edition of Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s. This event will include a presentation and moderated discussion followed by a Q&A with author Marc Dollinger and Ilana Kaufman.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Supporting New & Emerging Initiatives for Jews of Color in Los Angeles

We are pleased to announce our newest Request for Proposals (RFP): Supporting New & Emerging Initiatives for Jews of Color in Los Angeles. Priority deadline: March 27, 2024; Final deadlin: May 1, 2024.

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Popular Resources

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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