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Black and Jewish in New Orleans-Cross Post

Posted by: erika on: April 6, 2014

  This was originally posted on Brassy Brown. December of 2013 found me in San Diego, California this year, attending the fiftieth Biennial of the Women of Reform Judaism. Although, this was the organization’s centennial, WRJ actually began at my synagogue in 1900 as “the Sisterhood”, the name still used by most members. When I […]

Black, Gay and Jewish in New Orleans?

Posted by: erika on: January 8, 2013

I’ve just returned from New Orleans, where M had an interview. On the first day, while she interviewed, I wandered around the French Quarter looking for lunch and a drink. On suggestion from the desk at the cute, rustic boutique hotel we stayed in, I went to a place called Stanley’s in Jackson Square for […]

What’s a Jew to Do…On Christmas

Posted by: erika on: December 25, 2012

This Jew is in Texas. With her Jewish girlfriend celebrating…Christmas. It’s actually December 19th. I’m being smart and writing some scheduled posts in anticipation for my trip and the inability to get any writing done while I’m in Texas. I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit excited about being near a tree. M’s mother […]


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