Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color

Jews of Color Initiative: Beyond the Count Report

“Beyond the Count illustrates many of the beautiful and challenging ways that race and Jewish identity intersect for the Jews of Color whose voices are gathered in this research.”

Temple Micah + On Zoom


We are thrilled to host the Jews of Color Initiative’s (JoCI) CEO, Ilana Kaufman, who will tell us about JoCI’s important and groundbreaking report, Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color. The report explores the ways in which the ethnic, racial, and cultural identities of Jews of Color influence and infuse their Jewish experiences. If you don’t have time to read the entire report, take a look at the Top 5 Teachings from the report. 

Join us to learn and reflect on what this means for our Temple Micah community. The evening will combine Ilana’s presentation with opportunities for questions, as well as time for small group discussions for those joining us in person. Please register in advance to attend.

About Ilana Kaufman

Ilana (she/her) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Jews of Color Initiative. Her work sits at the center of Jewish community, racial equity, and justice, is anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color, and is focused on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education.

As a guest on NPR’s All Things Considered and Code Switch, with pieces featured in eJewish Philanthropy and The Foundation Review, and an Eli Talk titled Who Counts, Race and the Jewish Future with over 36,000 views, Ilana is passionate about all things at the intersection of Jewish community, racial justice, Jews of Color, education, and philanthropy.

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