There are about 1.2 million Jews of Color in North America alone.
Jews come in all ethnicites & colors!
So, why the distinction?
What makes us different from our white counterparts? Well nothing and everything. We’re Jews just like them. We read the Torah, we go to the mikveh, we celebrate all the Jewish holidays, attend shul, etc.The difference is our skin color and ethnicity and the challenges that come with that which white Jews do not have to deal with.
So how can people understand the obstacles that Jews of Color face? To start off, there’s the Ashkenazi Privilege List (http://kehilamagazineofficial.wordpress.com/why-kehila/ashkenaziwhite-jewish-privilege-checklist/) that has statements that explain the privileges that white Ashkenazi Jews that Jews of Color do not have and to show the differences between how white Ashkenazi Jews and Jews of Color are treated.
Also watching the Jew of Color Round Table (http://kehilamagazineofficial.wordpress.com/why-kehila/the-jew-of-color-roundtable/) is another good way to understand what challenges we face.
The More You Know
There’s more to learn and Kehila Magazine is one of the places where Jews of color, White Jews, and non-Jews can come together.
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There are many reasons to come and visit this site. We talk about many issues, topics, etc, that affect JOC’s on a daily basis. We also talk about culture, food, music, etc. that interest all types of people. We also talk about how to keep the Jew of Color community connected with each other, the Jewish community as a whole and the non-Jewish community as well.