Why am I doing this?
To show that we do exist and we’re not going anywhere. That Jews come in all shapes, sizes, colors, that our people are diverse.
To show other J.O.C’s that they’re not alone.
Due to certain things that have occurred in the Jewish news these pass couple of weeks and they are but not limited to:
I will also feature famous JOC’s as well in the book (whether I or someone else can interview them, we’ll have to try)
The format of the book will be the same format I use to create Kehila Magazine. It will be available on the internet for free for all to see.
If you would like to help me with putting the book together that would be great. This is a volunteer job, as I cannot pay.
Here’s what I need from you (and if anyone has anymore ideas about what else should be asked please let me know):
Age (if you don’t mind)
Where you live (to show that we live all over the world)
Cultural background (to show that Jews do come in many colors)
Observance (are you Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, etc.)
What you do or would like to do in the Jewish community (are you a rabbi, cantor, layperson, teacher, etc.)
Favorite Jewish dish (to show that Jewish food is more than just gefilte fish, etc.)
Anything else you want to add.
I want you to write about these two things particularly:
· What being Jewish means to you
· Talk about your experiences: I want the full spectrum: the wonderful to the good, the bad, the ugly, and the horrible. I want to show that our experiences are real they did happen, that they are different and that the bad stuff does occur. Be honest and blunt about everything.
Please include a picture of you and your family
There is no page limit yet, make it as long as you think it needs to be. We’ll worry about length in the editing process.
Send these in asap since I would like to get this out as soon as possible.
Since it’s only me currently doing this by myself it will take some time to put this together.
Send your article to KehilaMagazine@gmail.com