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Shabbat with Ilana Kaufman

Saturday, October 13, 2018 4 Cheshvan 5779

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Shabbat with Ilana Kaufman
Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative

Saturday, October 13, Parshat Noach Sermon in the Biran Beit Midrash &
Q & A @
1:15pm in the Biran Beit Midrash

Join us Saturday, October 13 as we welcome Schusterman Fellow and Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative, Ilana Kaufman. Ilana will be giving the Parshat Noach sermon in the Biran Beit Midrash on invoking questions of leadership, people and power. Her Saturday afternoon Q&A "Embracing a Racially Diverse Jewish Community" will include questions such as What do we hear from Jews of Color, and what’s getting in the way of successfully building and maintaining a racially diverse Jewish Community?

Ilana is the Director of the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative, a national project housed at the Leichtag Foundation. The initiative, inspired by a team of racially diverse Jewish community leaders and motivated funders, informed by racial equity and justice, and anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color is focused on grant making, research and field building, and community education.

As a guest on NPR’s 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 16,000 views, Ilana is passionate about all things at the intersection of Jewish Community/Racial Justice/Jews of Color/Education/Philanthropy.

Prior to joining the Jews of Color Field Building Initiative Ilana was the Public Affairs and Civic Engagement Director, East Bay for the San Francisco, Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council.

Ilana, a Schusterman Fellow who is always searching Jewish Text for discussion of equity and justice received her B.A. in Sociology from California State University-Humboldt, and her M.A. in Educational Pedagogy from Mills College.

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