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Judaism has never shied away from the complex. On the contrary, our tradition teaches us to take on the complicated. As our children embark on a new school year, let us empower and enable them to engage thoughtfully. Let's work together to open spaces and encourage skills that allow for healthy and productive conversations about difficult topics.
Rebecca Spence, JTA, August 18, 2014
Nestled in the misty hills of Marin County, the northern California camp is the country's only Jewish sleepaway camp geared to Jews of color. Camp Be'chol Lashon has a markedly different mandate than most Jewish camps.
Emma Silvers, JWeekly, May 30, 2013
Kenny Kahn, the award winner in the informal education category, puts his personal experiences of growing up African American and Jewish into his work as the associate director of Camp Be'chol Lashon in West Marin, where he aims to educate children on the multiplicity of Jewish identities, communities and cultures that exist worldwide.
El Cerrito High School football coach and English teacher Kenny Kahn is this year's recipient of the Helen Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.
Samuel G. Freedman, The New Times, August 12, 2011
Camp Be'chol Lashon ("In Every Tongue") here in the hills of Marin County about 35 miles north of San Francisco, has provided the commonplaces of Jewish summer camp, right down to poison oak and bug juice, to an emerging population of Jews of color.
Johanna Ginsberg, New Jersey Jewish News, August 17, 2011
"I was looking for a camp for Beza that would be an inclusive camp where she would not feel different because she is black and Jewish..." When they heard about Camp Be'chol Lashon, a multicultural Jewish camp in California, they jumped. This year's participants included campers from a variety of backgrounds, including African–American, Chinese, Brazilian, and Ethiopian.
Steven Philip, Moment Magazine, August 24, 2011
According to a New York Times article, BeÕchol Lashon—which translates to "In Every Tongue" —has done in two short years what many Jewish communities have failed to accomplish: make the Jewishness of Jews of color a statement of fact, rather than a question.
Hannah Lee, Live Journal, August 24, 2011
My conviction is that the only heritages that matter are the ones that you honor by your values and the customs you maintain.
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