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February is Black History Month

February 8, 2021
Posted by: Jessica Sterling, Jewish Community and Education Outreach Manager

During the month of February, and really throughout the year, we join in the national reflection on the more than 400 years of Black history and heritage of our country. While greatly diminished this year due to shelter-in-place restrictions related to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, many groups are still finding ways to honor Black History Month with resources that highlight the diverse communities of our Bay Area.

Be’chol Lashon Resource Page

Be’chol Lashon (Hebrew for “in every language”) strengthens Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. Be’chol Lashon brings the historic Jewish commitment to civil rights and racial justice forward into the 21st century. Embracing the historical diversity of the Jewish people and, more importantly, the growing diversity of the community today is the most important step toward securing relevancy in an exciting American future.

 

JCC East Bay Resource Page

The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay is happy to provide these resources to celebrate the Black individuals who are on our staff and in our community, and to support our local Black community. Whether you want to find Black Jewish community of your own, or educate yourself on how to be an ally, this guide is made for you! This list is by no means comprehensive, but JCC East Bay hopes it can be a wonderful start for you in your celebrations and educational journey this month.

 

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