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JVoices is co-sponsoring an exciting upcoming free event in the San Francisco Bay Area! Here’s the scoop… I recently got a piece published in Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal. It’s an essay I co-authored with my friend Nzinga, about our experiences as African American Jews. She converted to Judaism, and I was born Jewish; so, […]

On November 23, 2008, we held the first International Conference of Black Jews. We invited Jews of Nigerian, North American, Congolese and Israeli origin to compare our different ways of living our Judaism. With this event, we wanted to illustrate the diversity present in Judaism, and to show that biological criteria are never involved in […]

The following is an interview with Nduwa Guershon, an organizer of the conference “A Black Synagogue in Paris: What about Black Jews in the U.S., Israel and England?” which will be held on November 23, 2008 in Paris, France. CK: Tell us a bit about yourself: NG: I am a social worker working today for […]


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