St. Paul Jewish Federation News

It Begins with a Conversation: Creating a Place of Belonging for Jews of Color

As Rafi Forbush talked with friends who are also Jews of color in the days after the murder of George Floyd, he realized that there was a need for Jews of color (and their families) in the Twin Cities to gather and support each other.
It spurred him to found the Multiracial Jewish Association of Minnesota (MJA), a Twin Cities-based organization that supports and uplifts the local multi-racial Jewish community including black, indigenous, Asian, Latinx, Sephardi, Mizrachi, and multiracial or interracial families who identify as Jewish. “We want to reach people who have never been reached before, who have not felt welcomed,” said Forbush, who serves as acting executive director. Read more.


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