If you’re a Jew of Color and are looking for a shul to call home, your worries are now hopefully over! The Welcoming Synagogues List on the Jewish Multiracial Network offers a list of synagogues multiracial families and individual Jews of color have felt comfortable attending and are now recommending to others. The list ranges from humanist to Reform, Ortho, Recon, Conservative and non-denominational.
The list does not yet include synagogues outside the United States and in Israel. The project is actively looking for suggestions in both categories, as well as in the United States.
If you are a Jew of color or part of a multiracial family and you have found particular synagogues or minyanim welcoming, please email the following information to jewminicana1 (at) gmail (dot) com
1. Synagogue name
2. Link to synagogue website
3. Synagogue location: city/state or city/country
Spread the word! If you are not a Jew of color or part of a multiracial family but you know someone who might be interested in helping provide information for this list, please forward this post to them. Ideally, all synagogues will be welcoming to every Jew of every color.
Yeah, and one day, the world at large will be more welcoming of Jews of every stripe. Well, all that may still take some time, but hopefully, with the publication of this list, we’re getting closer than ever.
Hat tip to this week’s Cool Jew, blogger La Jewminicana, aka Aliza Hausman, a Dominican-American Latina and Orthodox Jewish convert, for bringing this to our attention.