GET INVOLVED

There are many ways to become part of the JMN community. If you would like to support us without any ongoing involvement you can make an online donation. Whatever the size of your gift, it will make a difference, and we are grateful for it! If you would like to stay connected you can subscribe for our newsletter and receive the JMN communications regularly. Alternatively for more direct involvement you could attend a JMN event in your area or volunteer in our community, and last but not least you can come to our Annual Retreat. Now that you know how you could get involved, if any of the options caught your attention you can find more info below.

ADVOCACY

The Jewish Multiracial Network is an increasingly vocal advocate of Jewish diversity issues in the larger Jewish community. We have been a constant voice on issues related to increasing the visibility of Jews of Color, developing respectful and authentic Jewish diversity programming, advocating more inclusive language in Hebrew Schools, and integrating non-European focused, but wholly Jewish narratives as part of the American Jewish story.

INCLUSIVE CURRICULUM

Need some guidance on speaking to themes of Jewish diversity in the classroom? Our collection of long and short term curricula for children, young adults and mixed classrooms on Torah, tradition and history include lesson plans, materials and activity suggestions sure to engage your students and empower communities. Please get in touch for more info.

PRIVILEGE CHECKLIST

The Privilege Checklist was developed by Corinne Lightweaver, Sasha King, and members of the Jewish Multiracial Network online discussion group, 2006–2009, to teach about the widening range of privilege experienced in the Jewish community. Please distribute the Privilege Checklist, use it in workshops, and add to it.

The Privilege Checklist contains statements which are examples of ways in which privilege is experienced. The privileges listed are ones that many people take for granted today, but which are not available to most Jews of color in the United States.

OPEN THE PRIVILEGE CHECKLIST

RESOURCES

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

FILM & VIDEO

JMN MERCHANDISE

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS

WELCOME SYNAGOGUE

If you plan to attend one of these synagogues for the first time, you may want to send an email to our newsletter. If one of us is going to be there, we can introduce ourselves and personally welcome you to our synagogue community.

REFORM
CONSERVATIVE

HUMANISTIC
UNAFFILIATED
RECONSTRUCTIONIST

ORTHODOX

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer support is a key component to JMN’s success! Help us shape our programming and the Jewish community! Email us for volunteer opportunities.

JMN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Write for the JMN Blog. We’re looking for volunteers to write blog posts and diversity D’vars for the JMN Blog. You can write as little or as frequently as you’d like on topics relating to Jewish diversity, multiracial Jewish families, or personal blogs.

BECOME A JMN ALLY
As we grow the JMN network we are looking for allies to help bring awareness about Jews of Color and multiracial Jews. Allies should be able to commit to quarterly ally meetings and, at times, should be able to represent JMN at some events and panel discussions throughout the year.

HELP EDIT THE JMN DIVERSITY HANDBOOK
Last June JMN introduced the Diversity Handbook to JMN members and families at our Spring retreat. Our next step is to continue to make revisions and publish the Handbook by the end of 2014. We’re looking for dedicated individuals who can commit time and effort to seeing the Handbook to completion.

SOCIAL MEDIA
JMN has a growing Social Media presence on Twitter and Facebook and is looking to continue to expand its reach. We hope to have 5000 Facebook likes and 1000 Twitter followers by the end of 2014. We are looking for a few volunteers who are social media savy to help Tweet and post on Facebook on behalf of JMN.

VIDEO EDITOR AND RECORDER
JMN recorded a video during our Annual retreat that needs to be edited into a 2-3 minute video. The video is in it’s raw form and needs to be pieced together by someone who is experienced with video editing or someone who may not have “experience” but really likes to do it.

We are also looking for someone to record multi-media projects including interviews and discussions for the JMN website.

PROGRAMMING
JMN is looking for a few volunteers to help plan and organize events in the NYC area. Past events have been bowling, picnics, trips to museums and happy hours, though we’re always looking for new ways to engage our multi-generational community in New York.