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Archive for July 2015

Jewish Grieving for a Non-Jewish Relative; Cross-Post

Posted by: erika on: July 22, 2015

I woke up suddenly in the wee hours of the morning on March 5, 2014. It wasn’t my alarm that had woken me or my cell phone, which was next to my head and on vibrate. It was a feeling. I believe that if you ask a doula or birth worker, most will tell you […]

Not only is Chava one of my best friends, she’s one the President of the Jewish Multiracial Network (JMN), the organization I am an active volunteer for. Below is an expert of the candid piece that Chava wrote for JTA about racism in the Orthodox Jewish community. I often hear that these experiences are to […]

GIRL Friend ARE you preggo?

Posted by: erika on: July 14, 2015

That was the Facebook message I got from a friend on April 27th. I was pregnant, about 6 weeks along, and while I wasn’t telling anyone, I wasn’t exactly hiding it either. Well, at least not on Pinterest. I’ve always posted about birth, nursing, doulas, etc. because of my work as a doula. But I […]

It’s VITALLY important to the continuity of the Jewish community to not only have conversations with Jews of Color, but to hire Jews of Color to Boards of organizations, leadership teams, as consultants, and as part of staff. Bravo to the URJ for this amazing hire! July 8, 2015, New York, NY – Union for […]


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