Purim Project Tells Women Of Color’s Stories, In Esther’s Honor Read more

This article originally appeared on The Forward on February 13, 2018.

By Haley Cohen

Inspired by the upcoming Jewish holiday of Purim, the new campaign #ShareHerStory shares the stories of modern Jewish women of color who are working to create a more inclusive and thriving Jewish community in various ways.

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Jewish women of color highlighted in new campaign

This article originally appeared in The Times of Israel on February 14, 2018.

By Josefin Dolsten

JTA — A new online campaign highlights the stories of Jewish women who identify as Sephardi, Mizrahi and women of color.

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Campaign highlights Jewish women of colour

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Chronicle on February 15, 2018.

By Rosa Doherty

A new campaign on social media highlights the stories of Jewish women of colour.

The campaign, which is tied to Purim, is encouraging social media users to share stories about women of colour and those who identify as Sephardi and Mizrahi.

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Jewish Women Of Color Highlighted In New Campaign

This article originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on February 14, 2018.

By Josefin Dolsten

JTA — A new online campaign highlights the stories of Jewish women who identify as Sephardi, Mizrahi and women of color.

The #ShareHerStory campaign, which launched on Tuesday, is tied to Purim — the holiday during which Jews celebrate the story of Esther, the Jewish queen who saved Jews from their deaths at the hands of the Persian King Ahaseurus and his henchman Haman.

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Jewish women of color highlighted in new campaign

This article originally appeared in Cleveland Jewish News on February 13, 2018.

By Josefin Dol

A new online campaign highlights the stories of Jewish women who identify as Sephardi, Mizrahi and women of color. The #ShareHerStory campaign, which launched on Tuesday, is tied to Purim — the holiday during which Jews celebrate the story of Esther, the Jewish queen who saved Jews from their deaths at the hands of the Persian King Ahaseurus and his henchman Haman.

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Jewish women of color highlighted in new campaign

This article originally appeared in the JTA on February 13, 2018.

By Josefin Dolsten

(JTA) — A new online campaign highlights the stories of Jewish women who identify as Sephardi, Mizrahi and women of color. The #ShareHerStory campaign, which launched on Tuesday, is tied to Purim — the holiday during which Jews celebrate the story of Esther, the Jewish queen who saved Jews from their deaths at the hands of the Persian King Ahaseurus and his henchman Haman.

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#ShareHerStory from Jewish Multiracial Network, Jewish Women’s Archive, and Repair the World, to Spotlight Jewish Women of Color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi Women

New York, NY – Whether fighting hunger, leading spiritual communities, producing Jewish gospel music, or even saving the Jewish People millennia ago, Jewish women of color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women have for centuries been leaders, teachers, storytellers, and changemakers in the Jewish community. But all too often, Jewish holidays, narratives, and spaces, fail to celebrate and amplify these critical stories. Inspired by the Jewish holiday of Purim, the new campaign #ShareHerStory from the Jewish Multiracial Network, Jewish Women’s Archive, and Repair the World, shares the stories of modern Jewish women of color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women who are creating a more inclusive and just Jewish community and society in a multitude of ways. Short, easy-to-share vignettes tell the stories of these powerful Jewish leaders. Access the stories at weRepair.org/Purim.  

“What could have easily been another forgotten moment in history has become a festival of celebration for one reason only: Jews persisted in telling her story for generations,” says Tamara Fish, president of the Jewish Multiracial Network. “The fact that we mark Purim as a holiday is a testament to the power of storytelling. We can learn a lot from this! So in the spirit of Esther, we are ringing out loud the stories of risk-taking and groundbreaking Jewish women of color, together with Sephardi and Mizrahi women, who deserve to be remembered in history.”

#ShareHerStory is the first time Repair the World, the largest Jewish service organization in the country, has included Purim in its ongoing social justice campaigns. Purim is an incredible opportunity for collaboration between the Jewish Multiracial Network, an organization which advances Jewish diversity through empowerment and community building with Jews of Color and Jewish multiracial families, the Jewish Women’s Archive, an organization which documents Jewish women’s stories, elevates their voices, and inspires them to be agents of change, and Repair the World, the leading service organization engaging millennials in year round conversations about social justice. Purim recounts the tale of Esther, a Persian Jewish woman, whispering words in a king’s ear and ultimately risking her life and her autonomy to save others.

“Purim is a holiday that teaches us about the power of women’s stories to make change,” says Judith Rosenbaum of the Jewish Women’s Archive. “But these stories can only have an impact if we remember them, and too often, women’s stories are left out of the narrative. This Purim, we will celebrate the holiday by sharing the compelling and inspiring stories of Jewish Women of Color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women who have made—and are making—their mark on history.”

“For hundreds of years, women, people of color, especially women of color, and other marginalized communities have mobilized to fight persistent challenges that face our society. Finally, mainstream institutions and media have started to catch up with those movements. Together, we can act now to amplify their stories,” added Laura Belinfante, Director of Digital Campaigns, Repair the World.

Repair the World’s ten-month call for young adults to Act Now has included the 2017 High Holidays (Act Now for a Different Kind of Service), Thanksgiving (Act Now Against Hunger), MLK Day (Act Now for Racial Justice); and, after #ShareHerStory, will conclude with the Jewish holiday of Passover. Repair the World has found that connecting urgent needs to address specific issues with specific moments in the calendar can increase mobilization, as people look to connect their celebration of a holiday with what they care about. Nearly 10,000 people participated in service experiences as part of MLK Day’s Act Now for Racial Justice.

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Who’s Next: Philanthropy; 17 people invested in making Pittsburgh a better place

This article originally appeared in The Incline on February 13, 2018.

By Rossilynne Culgan

For some people, helping others is their life’s mission. Every day, these 17 Pittsburghers work to make Pittsburgh better — both in the office and after work. From grant writers to development officers, volunteers to funders, these young people are molding Pittsburgh today and for the future.

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#ShareHerStory to Spotlight Jewish Women of Color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi Women

This article originally appeared in eJewish Philanthropy on February 13, 2018.

Whether fighting hunger, leading spiritual communities, producing Jewish gospel music, or even saving the Jewish People millennia ago, Jewish women of color, Mizrahi, and Sephardi women have for centuries been leaders, teachers, storytellers, and changemakers in the Jewish community. But all too often, Jewish holidays, narratives, and spaces, fail to celebrate and amplify these critical stories.

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2.12.18 US Nonprofit News

This article originally appeared in Philanthropy Journal News on February 12, 2018.

By D. Muelle.

News about grants, gifts

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