Be'chol Lashon Newsletter: July Newsletter
NEW! Be'chol Lashon & InterfaithFamily FALL RETREAT
 October 28-30 2016, Walker Creek Ranch, Petaluma, CA

Grappling with race, intermarriage and LGBT inclusion in Jewish life? This is a great opportunity to participate in interactive workshops with experts Rabbi Mychal Copeland, author of Struggling in Good Faith, Helen Kim and Noah Leavitt, authors of JewAsian, Joshua Silverstein, multiracial comedic actor and, author of Tell Me I'm Pretty, HUC rabbinic student, Isaama Stoll and much more! Early bird discount code: BL10

Uganda's Jews dream of recognition
Michael O'Hagan, The Times of Israel, July 4, 2016

"...Recognition by Israel means so much to us. If anything bad happens to the Jews of Uganda the whole world will know," said Rabbi Sizomu.
See update on construction of the new Abayudaya Synagogue

11 Elie Wiesel Quotes That Will Forever Shed Light In The Darkness
Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, July 5, 2016

Elie Wiesel was a survivor who came face to face with the depths of human cruelty, but who refused to loosen his grip on hope.

6 Concrete Things You Can Do To Help End Police Brutality
Lana Adler, Forward, July 7, 2016

Two men who were alive on Monday are dead. As Jews, we have a responsibility to not only feel that horror, but to act on it.

Abigail Jones, Newsweek, May 12, 2016

In 1966, 44 percent of American teens thought racial discrimination would be a problem for their generation. Now nearly twice as many-82 percent-feel the same way. The outlook is more alarming among black teens: Ninety-one percent think discrimination is here to stay.

Anti-Racism Erases Anti-Semitism
John-Paul Pagano, Tablet, June 21, 2016

Do Jews enjoy 'white privilege,' paradoxically making them targets for hatred? Talib Kweli, Black Lives Matter, and a strange argument over contemporary victimhood.

Carly Pildis, Tablet, July 5, 2016

Should the values of anti-oppression apply to Jews?

On Passing & Whiteness: Jewish Poets Speaks Out
Rosebud Ben-Oni, Kenyon Review, July 1, 2016

In late 2014, I asked six different poets of various ages and backgrounds questions about Jewish identity and poetry.

Race in America: It's Personal
Gal Adam Spinrad, MyJewishLearning: Jewish&, July 11, 2016

It's personal. Those men, those boys, those women who have been killed for being black, Whose names are a list we read and reread and speak and call out to remember, Those precious lives that matter, They could be my son. They are my son. My son's life matters.

The Secret History of the Jews of Malta
Simcha Jacobovici, Simcha Jacobovici TV, April 25, 2016

Malta is a beautiful, small island country in the Mediterranean, south of Italy. Here, I discovered a practically unknown Jewish history, shrouded in the secrecy of the Inquisition.

A glimpse into Azerbaijan's hidden all-Jewish Town
Lee Gancman, The Times of Israel, June 22, 2016

Even as its future is uncertain, the unique north Caucasus community of Krasnaya Sloboda is experiencing a religious revival

Indian Jews: This little known minority community has a rich heritage
Sifra Lentin, FirstPost, June 27, 2016

Last week the Maharashtra state government bestowed minority status on a minuscule and ancient community - the Indian Jews. This official recognition by Maharashtra, the second state to do so after West Bengal, is imperative to the very survival of its Jewish community.

ROXY STERNBERG: The Hollywood star who still teaches at cheder
Josh Jackman, The Jewish Chronicle, May 26, 2016

When she isn't filming with acting royalty in Barcelona and Budapest for the new TV series Emerald City, Roxy Sternberg is teaching cheder classes.

FILM: Yiddish was mom and dad's language of love in WWII Cuba
Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, June 3, 2016

Daughter's half-hour short 'It Happened in Havana' opens door to learning more about Cuban Jewish history

PHOTOGRAPHY: Viewing Jewish Morocco Through Art
Evelyn Tauben, The Canadian Jewish News, June 24, 2016

I am embarrassed to admit that despite growing up in Montreal alongside a substantial Moroccan Jewish community, I remain largely uninformed about Moroccan Jewish culture. The little that I do know comes from art.

NEW BOOK: JewAsian Authors Visit Philly to Talk About America's Newest Jews
 National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, July 13, 2016

BLOG: Lessons Learned from Multicultural Jewish Asian Families

Team Be'chol Lashon, MyJewishLearning: Jewish&, June 28, 2016

JULIAN VOLOJ: New York Poetry Festival
 Art Kibbutz New york, July 31, 2016

At Art Kibbutz author Julian Voloj is a Bechol Lashon fellow and will be in conversation on July 31st about his upbringing in the Bronx, New York's gang culture, conflict resolution and Jewish identity.

NEW BOOK by Rabbi Mychal Copeland
 Books Inc. Opera Plaza, San Francisco, July 7, 2016

Rabbi Mychal Copeland, Director of Interfaith/BayArea, discusses her multifaceted sourcebook Struggling in Good Faith: LGBTQI Inclusion from 13 American Religious Perspectives.

An Evening of Mizrahi Culture: Food, Film, and Art
 Osher Marin JCC, San Rafael, CA, July 20, 2016

In honor of the installation of Erella Teitler's exhibition, Not Forgotten, JIMENA, The Israeli Consulate of San Francisco, and Osher Marin JCC are hosting a special evening of Mizrahi film, food and art.

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 36
 San Francisco, July 21, 2016 – August 7, 2016

Be'chol Lashon will co-present A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone at SFJFF36. Castro Theater | Friday, July 29, 11:00AM Roda Theatre | Thursday, August 4, 1:50PM

The 3rd Annual Desi*Comedy Fest *South Asian
 Various locations, August 11-21, 2016

San Francisco, CA... Bay Area-based Indian-born comedians, Samson Koletkar and Abhay Nadkarni, will present The 3rd Annual Desi Comedy Fest, an 11-day stand up comedy extravaganza taking place at comedy clubs and theaters in 9 cities throughout Northern California (Click to see schedule)

Namaste & Welcome: A Magical Jewish India Tour
November 3, 2016

Led by Be'chol Lashon Speaker, Rahel Musleah, who was born in Calcutta, your travels will reveal the intriguing history and culture of India's distinctive Jewish communities: Bombay, Cochin, Calcutta, and Delhi. The next two tours are scheduled for Nov. 3-17, 2016, and Feb. 9-23, 2017.