Sunday May 1st, 2016 - 2:55 to 3:55

About the Presenters, Panelists and Performers

A) Community Organizing: Building A Powerful Racial Justice Movement As JOC's

“What is Organizing” will introduce key community organizing skills, engage you in JFREJ’s theory of change, and empower you to be a change agent. Hear on the ground stories of how organizing has built the power of low income communities of color. Brainstorm with fellow participants and facilitators what resources you need to develop and build organizing in your community.

Location: Reich-Marran Room

Presenters:  Amanda Altman, Leo Ferguson


B) Instilling JOC Children With A Strong POC Identity

How do we instill rich and authentic people of color identities in Jewish children of color? What if we're not Jews of Color, or people of color ourselves? Based on extensive feedback and input from our members and research on transracial adoption, and interracial parenting, we discuss successful methods of authentic identity building

Location: Kuriel Chapel

Presenters:  T. Aradhana Hinds


C) JOC Rabbi & Rabbinic Student Roundtable: The Effect Of Growing Diversity In Jewish Religious Leadership

An increasing number of Jews of Color are entering the rabbinate, which is having a profound effect on the visibility and impact of Jews of Color in Jewish religious and communal life.  Hear from rabbinical students and rabbis about their experience in being a person of color during the application process, matriculation, work in the field, and how they see Jews of Color impacting Jewish life and ritual.

Location: Sanctuary

Presenters:  Sandra Lawson


D) Childcare and Youth

Supervised games, fun and learning activities for young people; childcare for little ones.

Location: Kessler-Karp Room


E) The Many Aspects of Being a Jew of Color in America:  A Workshop For Teens

Games, open conversation, art-making, and learning led by a teen for teens! We will talk about our identities as Jews of Color. This is a workshop to help you feel less confused, build a sense of community and belonging, and to let you know that you can change the world!

Location: Hibsher-Orient Room

Presenters: Navah Little