Jews of Color

In Memory of Rabbi Aaron D. Panken, Ph.D.,
on His Third Yahrzeit

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 6:00 pm ET

Jews of Color
Rabbi Angela Buchdahl
Central Synagogue, New York City

Bruce Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology & Jewish Communal Service, HUC/Los Angeles

Andrew Rehfeld, Ph.D.
HUC President; Moderator

When the Torah first calls us a People, coming out of Egypt, we are described as an erev rav, a “mixed multitude.” It’s time to refute the definition of Jews as a race – which has been used to justify antisemitism, violence, and even genocide – and adopt a definition of covenant as the foundation of Jewish peoplehood, one that embraces Jews of color and celebrates diversity and inclusion.

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