The Anti-Racism Project
The Beth Chayim Chadashim Anti-Racism Project was formed in 2017 as a collaboration between our members, lay leaders, and clergy, and serves several purposes.
1) The Anti-Racism Project supports programming, education, and conversations that foreground the presence, contributions, and experiences of Jews of color, and will also help to provide “safe space” by hosting gatherings specifically for Jews of color, within BCC, and within the Greater Los Angeles area.
2) The Anti-Racism Project develops and provides Jewish education and opportunities for dialogue about racism and anti-racism, and about the relationship between anti-Semitism and other forms of racial and religious discrimination and inequality.
3) The Anti-Racism Project facilitates efforts to connect Beth Chayim Chadashim to broader Jewish, inter-faith, and inter-racial efforts to challenge contemporary white supremacy and Nazism, and to address racism in Los Angeles, in the United States, and globally.
We enthusiastically welcome any interest and participation from people in the Beth Chayim Chadashim community (including those new to anti-racism), and are also very happy to connect with community organizations, individuals, and networks sharing our interest in anti-racist work and education, and in supporting the presence and voices of Jews of color in U.S. Jewish communities.