a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Shabbat Shalom!

Posted on: February 17, 2012

It’s been a really great week on the blog.  Thank you to everyone who continues to support me by sending comments, sending e-mails and spreading the word.  I thought that becoming Jewish would be the hurdle when in fact it is creating changes in the Jewish community that are impactful and meaningful that is the real challenge.  I’m not trying to remake the wheel, I’m trying to make sure that Jews see other Jews in their midst by creating open conversations and connections with converts to Judaism, racially and ethnically diverse Jews and LGBTQ Jews.  We’re all Jewish-it’s the glue that binds us-but how we’re Jewish and how we practice our tradition is what makes us a people.  Thank you for celebrating and supporting that diversity and spreading the word!

My blogger buddy, Michael Doyle, is starting something called the Amidah Project in which he’s challenging himself and other Reform Jews to consider the beauty and mystery of the silent prayer, the Amidah. 

I’m intested in how Jews eat-make sure to take my quick quiz on Facebook.

I got an e-mail from a fan (yeah, you) who needs some help with her PhD dissertation.  As the partner of someone finishing a dissertation, I know how hard it is to get the information you need.  She’s looking for Jewish women between the ages of 20-29 to participate in her study.  Let me know if you would like more information.

I got another e-mail from another fan (I’m lookin’ at you) who had general questions about conversion.   I’m not expert but I definitely have an opinion.  If you want to ask me a question, send me a note at blackgayandjewish{at}gmail.com

Shabbat Shalom, ya’ll!  Catch you on the flip side!

4 Responses to "Shabbat Shalom!"

If converts count in the Jewish women from 20-29, I’m more than willing to participate. When does she need people by? There’s a young adult event at my shul next week and I can see if people there are interested.

I’m 29. I’d be happy to help if I can provide what she needs.

I would also be willing to help this PhD student out. I know the feeling, ohh I know the feeling…

Hey Everyone-Send me an e-mail at blackgayandjewish{at}gmail.com and I’ll forward the information to you.
Anyone who identifies as a Jewish person, born or converted, between the ages of 20-29 are able to participate in her study.

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