In this op-ed, the Jews of Color Initiative’s Executive Director, Ilana Kaufman, explains why we need the “Count Me In” study, and why it’s so important for the community to hear from Jews of Color.
“We all want to be connected to, engaged in and part of Jewish communities and Jewish communal life. As the diversity of U.S. Jewry expands, so too must our community capacities and core values. ‘Count Me In’ is one important way we can ensure our ecosystem of organizations, day schools, synagogues, program partners and funders hear directly from Jews of Color. We need to tell them who we are, how we feel and what we’ve experienced as Jews of Color.”