Jews of color and shul can be a bad combination. Many Jews of color are reticient or downright scared off by the idea of walking into a synagogue. The stares, the stupid questions…it can get pretty uncomfortable.
But one Jew of color, Celeste Jackson, insists that Jews of color need to overcome these barriers because they are an integral part of the Jewish community.
To read her impassioned letter, mosey on over to another great post by MixedJewGirl, “Stepping up to schul [sic]”.
2 thoughts on “Stepping up to Shul”
I for sure don’t go ANYWHERE around Shavuot time. lol. (story of Ruth seem to invoke something ….I don’t know)
An interesting point, Miriam. I’ll see if I come back from shul with any interesting stories.