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Last night I sat in a room with 18 Jews of Color

Posted by: erika on: October 7, 2010

and it was … I actually can’t physically end that sentence.  It was so many things; inspirational, eye-opening, confusing, regrettable, moving, challenging, awesome, comforting, intriguing, motivating. Inspirational When I found the organization, Be’chol Lashon, on the internet I clicked through each aspect of their website as quickly as I could.  I remember my eyes darting back […]

I’m ready when you are

Posted by: erika on: October 5, 2010

The other week I had a sit down with the rabbi that I’m taking conversion classes with.  I was running late because of train issues and the UN conference in Manhattan.  Traffic was especially chaotic because President Obama was in town.  I sat down across from her at Starbucks a half hour late which meant that our first […]

You Are Worthy-It Gets Better Project

Posted by: erika on: October 1, 2010

Every person is worthy of love.  Whether you are gay, straight, transgendered, bisexual, black, white, Jewish, Asian, Jew or Gentile know that you are loved and that you are worthy and that the only judge is G-d. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLJ6tgg-rb0]


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