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Jewish and White in America

What is Jewish and White in America?

We acknowledge that not all American Jews enjoy white skin privilege. The experience of Jews of color tends to be very different from that of white Jews. This first Jewish UNtraining group will address the issues of being Jewish and white in America.

“Jewish and White in America” will support participants to explore identities they have inherited unconsciously and chosen consciously, all within an atmosphere of deep respect, intensity, and welcome for all.

Participation in this group can help you to:

  • Be more aware of the intersection of white training and your own cultural training as a Jewish person and how this intersection impacts your views of self, your relationships with others, and your ability to have confidence and influence in the world.
  • Communicate authentically and compassionately with others about issues of racism, anti-Semitism, and white privilege.
  • Move beyond the dichotomy of seeing yourself as either a “good white person” or a “bad racist”; or as a “good Jew” or a “bad Jew”.
  • Recognize how your personal stories can be used to “hook” you and render you ineffective in interrupting racism, anti-Semitism

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