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.
See the finding's from Pew Research's 2020 study about Jewish Americans.
But just because Jews of Color have been under-considered by researchers doesn’t mean we’re the first to pay attention to our community. In fact, several studies and other writings paved the way for us—and our research team—to have a foundational understanding of the JoC community. Using our own familiarity with past studies and connecting with our research team to see which writings on Jews of Color helped inform their knowledge of the community, we’ve developed a list of some research studies and books from the 2000s to today that shaped research on Jews of Color, and on whose shoulders we stand.
Collecting data is about more than just numbers. Our surveys and evaluations can either unintentionally perpetuate bias and harmful stereotypes, or promote inclusion and equity. Rethinking data collection through a diversity, equity and inclusion lens is a critical undertaking for values-driven organizations, but few resources exist to guide this process. We are publishing ‘More Than Numbers’ as a first step toward filling this gap in the field.
View the recording of the entire August 12 launch of Beyond the Count, including panel discussion featuring Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative; Ginna Green, Partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Uprise; Analucia Lopezrevoredo, Founder and Executive Director of Jewtina y Co.; and Janu Mendel, Executive Director of Repair the World Miami.