a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

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L’Shanah Tovah! Ketivah v’chatima tovah!

Posted by: erika on: September 13, 2015

L’Shanah Tovah, BGJ readers! It’s so hard to believe that the year has already come and gone. I hate to admit it, but I’ve become a Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur Jew. I’ve only been to shul three times in 5775! 5775 has been a rough year with the move, adjusting to a new Jewish community and […]

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 […]

When I walk in the world I am seen first as black and second as a woman. I don’t necessarily “present” as a lesbian and when I identify myself as a Jew, I’m met with disbelief. Once the shock of being a black, lesbian Jew has settled people feel entitled to my story and want […]

Not So Special

Posted by: erika on: December 3, 2014

There’s something quite precious about naivety. There’s an innocence that sometimes boarders on delusion, but it’s sweet. Well, that’s at least how I like to think about my own naivety in relation to becoming Jewish. I had so many questions; first and foremost was how I, a black, gay woman, could be a Jew. I […]

What Does a Jew Look Like?-A New Video from JMN

Posted by: erika on: May 9, 2014

I’m excited about this video for a lot of reasons. Yes, the fact that I shot and edited is one of the reasons. I am, by no means, a videographer and I’m actually quite pleased with how it turned out. The real reason I’m excited about it is because I’m excited about the work that […]


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