Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Join us in adding information to the DFI Diversity and Inclusion Tool Kit www.thedfi.org/toolkit.

The 3 most recent videos from the Diversity and Inclusion series are as follows:

How Implicit Bias Leads Us Astray – Cheri Wilson, MA, MHS, CPHQ Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural and Linguistic Competence, and Health Equity Subject Matter expert

Including ALL Voices – Cherie Brown, CEO and Founder, National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) and Lawrence (Larry) Bell, Senior Trainer at NCBI International

Audacious Hospitality – Cantor Shira Stanford-Asiyo

Below is the beginning of a list of resources we hope will be helpful to professionals in their work in the Jewish community this year on diversity and inclusion.

Article on our Diversity Forum, March 23rd, 2017

Our Complex Community, Getting to the Heart of Who Matters

JPRO Day, August 11th, 2016 Presentations

Keynote Speaker Joel Bolling’s PowerPoint
Keynote Speaker Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi’s PowerPoint

Resources for Professionals related to Jews of Color
Resources for Professionals related to LGTBQ+
Resources for Professionals related to Interfaith
Resources for Professionals related to Disabilities

Resources for Professionals related to Jews of Color:

www.jfrej.org/ (Jews for Racial and Economic Justice)

Royal Black African Convert Becomes Orthodox Rabbi
At KALEIDOSCOPE we highlight the myriad stories of Jews of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

From Kaifeng to the Kotel: Chinese Jews in Jerusalem
History of the Jews in Kaifeng
Confronting Racism in the Orthodox Jewish Community

Black, White, and Jewish
by Rebecca Walker
A memoir written by the daughter of an African American mother and an Ashkenazi Jewish father who was born during the civil rights era of the 1960s.

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families
by Myra Alperson
A resource guide for interracial families of all kinds, written by a single Jewish mother whose adopted daughter was born in China.

Black, Jewish and Interracial: It’s Not the Color of Your Skin, But the Race of Your Kin, and Other Myths of Identity
by Katya Bibel Azoulay
Examines how adult children of interracial parents (Jewish and Black) think about personal identity. Blends historical, theoretical and personal perspectives to explore possibilities and meanings when Black and Jewish merge.

Resources for Professionals related to LGTBQ+:


Creating an LGBTQ Inclusive Jewish Community Year-Round
From the perspective of a rabbi who has completed Keshet training

Dzmura, Noach, ed. Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community. Berkley: North Atlantic Books, 2010.
Greenberg, Steven.  Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004
Rapoport, Rabbi Chaim.  Judaism and Homosexuality: An Authentic Orthodox View.  Mitchell Vallentine & 
Company, March 2004.

Resources for Professionals related to Interfaith Families


The Challenge of Planning an Interfaith Wedding
Don’t Write off the Intermarried: A Case for Community Outreach
Raising a Child with Judaism in your Interfaith Family

Shabbat and Other Holidays Booklet – pdf download.

Resources for Professionals related to Disabilities


RespectAbility Disability Etiquette Webinar
Make Your Documents and Presentations Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

EliTalks: Dignity of Difference: A Place for Everyone at the Shabbat Table

A Primer on Making the Jewish Community Inclusive
Effect Change by Asking the Right Questions
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act: Unprecedented Opportunites for Philanthropists
Renewing Commitment: ADA Compliance Guide for Non-Profits
Add a Disability Lens to Our Philanthropy

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