Parenting in a Multiracial Jewish Family

February 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

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.

Program co-sponsored by Lehrhaus and Building Jewish Bridges in conjuntion with the photo exhibit currently on display at Congregation Beth El, "Bay Area Jewry."