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Sunday, March 6 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A Minority Within A Minority: Jews of Colour

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How are you jewish? I am fine thanks. How are you, Jewish? - Manishtana

Jews of Colour encompasses Jews who do not fit the definition or stereotype of what a Jew looks like.  We are from Jamaica, Africa, China, India, Yemen, Israel and many other non European countries. Some of us have a long Jewish history or are new members of the family.
The presentation will explore what it is like to be a "minority within a minority" while navigating within the larger Jewish community and the challenges and misconceptions we often face.
Our goal is for the community to recognize, learn about and celebrate the diversity of our Jewish community. And above all, to remember that we are family.

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Rivka Campbell

Rivka, 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 and... Read More →
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Joel Niederhoffer

Joel Niederhoffer (34) is a Jew with roots in Jamaica and Canada. He grew up in the close knitted Jewish community of Victoria, British Columbia. He was active in Jewish community being involved in the Congregation Emmanuel and local U.S.Y. chapter. He attended Public school as well... Read More →
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Tyler Samuels

I am a fourth-year (senior) university student at the University of Toronto concluding a double-major degree in political science and history. Concurrently, I work with Hillel of Ontario as an Israel engagement intern operating around UofT campus Scarborough. I mostly peform independent... Read More →

Sunday March 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST