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Reconstructing the Voice of Leadership

Reconstructing the Voice of Leadership

Reconstructing Judaism plays a leading role in addressing systemic racism in Jewish communities and serving as a moral voice in a larger public reckoning. One of the powerful ways the organization does this is by nurturing Jews of Color in leadership positions, as rabbis and community leaders.

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Rabbi Sandra Lawson and Other Black Jewish Leaders Respond to Kanye West

Kanye is saying some of the worst antisemitic things that are even hard for people who have right-leaning politics to swallow.

None of this is really surprising if you go back through Kanye’s problematic comments, or his relationship with Donald Trump and Candace Owens. It looks to me like he’s having a breakdown. I don’t think it’s just mental illness —

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Shahanna MicKinney-Baldon as Madame Goldye

Shahanna McKinney-Baldon channels Madame Goldye Steiner

When Shahanna McKinney-Baldon came upon the life and work of early 20th-century entertainer Madame Goldye Steiner, the dramatic soprano who performed Jewish liturgical music along the East Coast and in the upper Midwest as “the only colored woman cantor in the world,” she said she felt an instant connection.

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Artwork by Marjorie Attingol Salvodon

Artists in Pursuit of Repairing the World

Reconstructioning Judaism commissioned two Black Jewish artists affiliated with the movement — Ayeola Omolara Kaplan and Marjorie Attingol Salvodon — to respond to last year’s Movement Wide Day of Learning on Reparations.

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Rabbi Sandra Lawson playing guitar and singing at Juneteenth Shabbat wearing a rainbow colored tallit.

Rabbi Sandra Lawson Named to Prestigious Fellowship Focusing on Leadership Development

Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Reconstructing Judaism’s inaugural director of racial diversity, equity and inclusion, has been selected to the Schusterman Fellowship. That’s a prestigious, 18-month program run by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies.  According to its website, the Schusterman Fellowship “is a holistic leadership development program for exceptional Jewish leaders

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