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.
The Jews of Color Initiative believes that a fuller picture of the JoC community still needs to be painted. We commission vital studies to fill research gaps and bring the nuance and diversity of Jews of Color into view. Our research is guided by principles of racial equity and justice, centers questions emerging authentically among Jews of Color, and is intended to generate practical change in the Jewish community.