JoCI Community Resources

Welcome to JoCI Community Resources! In this virtual resource library, you can find your favorite resources on Jews of Color, racial justice, and much more. Become a member for even more content and to access our Community Boards!

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New & Noteworthy Resources

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

This report uses survey and interview data of a complex fabric of JoC identities, lived experiences, and perspectives. In the context of the national conversation about race in the United States, this study enhances American Jews’ understanding of their own racial and ethnic diversity and provides an opportunity to reflect on how systems of inequality are perpetuated in our own community.

Our Grantmaking

Have a project focused on Jews of Color? Learn about our grantmaking and follow this guide on how to submit a grant application to the JoCI


Request for Proposals: Amplifying Jewish Scholars of Color and Jews of Color-focused Research

There is limited research that focuses explicitly on Jews of Color in the United States. The JoCI is accepting proposals for grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to amplify Jewish scholars of color and support research focused on Jews of Color in the United States.

Queer Jews of Color Resource List
Racial Justice

Keshet and the Jewish Multiracial Network have teamed up to create a comprehensive list of blogs, social media accounts, articles, and multimedia dedicated to sharing the ideas and experiences of QJoC.

Under New Leadership, the Queer Mikveh Project is Creating Liberatory Space for Queer Jews of Color
Newsletter articles

Queer Mikveh Project wants all humans to feel sacred, and their new JoC leaders are expanding on the mission of QMP to create inclusive spaces for engaging in traditional ritual.

In the News

American Jews are taking a hard look at racism in their midst

The challenge for white American Jews is to understand that they can be both targets of white supremacy and also accomplices.

November 11, 2021
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How the Jews of Color Initiative Is Funding Work for a More Inclusive Jewish Community

In recent years, Jewish communal leaders and philanthropists have come to recognize that the American Jewish community—widely presumed to be white-skinned and Ashkenazi (from Central and Eastern Europe)—is far more diverse than they imagined. With the help of philanthropic partners, the Jews of Color Initiative, a Berkeley, California-based fund led by Executive Director Ilana Kaufman, is raising consciousness about underserved Jews of color and working to create a more inclusive and welcoming ecosystem in the organized American Jewish community.

November 11, 2021
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Largest study ever of Jews of color reports widespread discrimination

American Jews of color say their racial and ethnic identities shape their Jewishness in important, positive ways, but that they also face bigotry in settings where white Jews predominate, according to a study released Thursday, the largest-ever of this group.

November 11, 2021
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