Parenting in a Multiracial Jewish Family

High Holidays at Emanu-el, San Francisco
High Holidays at Emanu-el, San Francisco

Our Jewish community is increasingly multiracial, raising multiracial Jewish children is a relatively new phenomenon. Not many parents have the example of their own parents. Parents of multiracial kids have to consider:

What is it like growing up Jewish if you consistently told “you don’t look Jewish”
What comments and behaviors impact a multiracial child’s sense of their Jewishness
How can parents acknowledge the existence of racism and stereotyping while still supporting their child’s identity
All of us want to know: what can we, as friends, neighbors and fellow Jews, do to support and affirm the children growing up among us?

Join a panel of parents and teens from multiracial Jewish families who will address successful strategies and positive behaviors.

Date: Feb. 22, 2018
Time: 7:30 – 9pm
Place: Beth El, 1301 Oxford St., Berkeley
RSVP by emailing to let me know you are coming! I look forward to seeing you there.