What can WE do? Young Jews speak out on Black Lives Matter

24 June 2020, 8.00pm

 

Rivka Campbell, a Jew of Jamaican descent born and raised in Toronto, seeks to build community among Jews of Colour in Canada while opening dialogue among the mainstream Jewish community about the experience of Jews of Colour. She is the co-founder of the group Jews of Colour – Canada. Rivka is a recognized speaker on Jewish Diversity and is filming a documentary on Jewish Diversity. She has lectured at Limmud, synagogues, JCCs, community groups and Hebrew Schools. Her story and work has been featured in several publications. Rivka has a regular column called “A Minority within a Minority” in TheJ.ca. She is the Executive Director for Beit Rayim Synagogue and School.

 

Yosef Webb-Cohen is an educator committed to supporting individuals and communities in their journeys for personal, social, and cultural growth and change. Yosef is the Senior Educator of the Calico Hill Collective, developing experiences to support individuals and communities who are seeking to strengthen their capacity to live out their justice values and to engage effectively, ethically, and authentically across identity differences, including race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, immigration status, and disability/mental health among other differences. Yosef received his Masters of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in NW Washington, DC where he focused his studies on interfaith (Jewish/Christian/Muslim) dialogue for peace, a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis on the experiences of indigenous Native American peoples, from California State University, Sacramento. He successfully completed 5 units of Clinical Pastoral Education and is trained as an interfaith and mental health chaplain. Yosef is currently pursuing an MSW at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

 


Leeor Ohayon is a British writer and photographer of Mizrahi descent. He has worked on peace-building and democratisation initiatives in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Prishtina.

 

 

 

Isaac Ofori-Solomon has been working in education for nearly a decade in the Atlanta Jewish community.He is currently a history student with plans on attending rabbinical school.

 

 

 

Nadine Batchelor-Hunt is a writer, journalist and former president of the Cambridge University Black and Minority Ethnic Campaign.