Archive for : Purim

Online movement fetes diversity of Jewish women

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Advocate on March 14, 2018.

By Alicia Landsman

BROOKLINE – Every year during Purim, Jews around the world retell the story of Esther, a Jewish woman of color who saved her people from imminent genocide. Now, thousands of years later, Mizrahi, Sephardi and Jewish women of color can share their own stories through the #ShareHerStory digital campaign. This new campaign is a partnership between the Jewish Women’s Archive, the Jewish Multiracial Network and Repair the World.

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Sharing special stories for Purim

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Chronicle on February 26, 2018.

By Tamara Fish

Traditionally Jews worldwide have shared mishloah manot, little packages of sweets and treats, with their loved ones and friends for Purim. What would the equivalent be for our digital age? Rebecca Katz of Repair the World, a US based organization, asked this very question, and in a brainstorming session with Mikki Pugh from the Jewish Women’s Archive and me from the Jewish Multiracial Network, the #ShareHerStory campaign was born.

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Jewish Women of Color Highlighted for Purim

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Exponent on February 21, 2018.

By Marissa Stern

Celebrating Purim is more than just eating hamantaschen and twirling groggers. There’s one famous character whose ethnic identity may get overlooked: Esther.

This year, to add to your mishloach manot goodie bag, Repair the World, Jewish Women’s Archive and Jewish Multiracial Network are honoring the legacy of the Jewish woman who bravely saved her people from the evil Haman in ancient Persia.

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#ShareHerStory Campaign Celebrates Jewish Women Of Color

This article originally appeared in The New York Jewish Week on February 20, 2018.

By Hannah Dreyfus

Think of her as a modern-day Queen Esther.

Rachel Sumekh, the founder of Swipe Out Hunger, a national initiative focused on ending college student hunger, is a community leader, activist and proud Jew. She is also the daughter of Iranian immigrants and a Persian woman of color.

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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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