Be'chol Lashon

Be’chol Lashon


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Guess Who's Coming to Federation: Modeling Inclusive Communities

Monday, November 7, 2011, 2:15am - 3:30pm

As the 1967 film “Guess Who's Coming to Dinner” challenged prejudices against interracial relationships by debunking ethnic stereotypes, we will investigate the stereotypes and assumptions that prevent many Jewish organizations from fully reflecting the diversity of our communities. Our effectiveness in attracting next generation leaders hinges on embracing inclusiveness, a key lens through which young Jews build identity and make choices about engagement. We’ll hear directly from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, and racially and ethnically diverse Jews about how Federations programs, policies and outreach strategies speak—or don’t speak--to them.

Speakers include:

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Lacey Schwartz (info)

Rabbi Juan Mejía (info)

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Jeremy Burton (info)

Reuben Zellerman (info)

Moderated by: Jennifer Gorovitz

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Jennifer Gorovitz (info)

Designed by: Be’chol Lashon, Institute for Jewish & Community Research, Keshet, LGBT Alliance, Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco

About The General Assembly:
The Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly (GA) is the premier annual North American Jewish communal event, attracting federation volunteer leaders and professionals, the leadership of our partner organizations and a range of national Jewish organizations. The GA inspires and engages current and emerging Jewish leaders, tackles the most critical issues of the day, and showcases the best of the Federation movement.



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