KHAZBAR: An Oasis in Deserts of Jewish Diversity for Jews of Color (JOCs) and Serious Allies
Jews of Color (JOCs) are often called upon to facilitate, educate, and agitate for racial justice. While we undertake this work with professionalism, pride, expertise and chesed, the work is exhausting. We give, give, and give. But if we don’t give to ourselves, then who are we?
Tamara Fish is a co-founder of KHAZBAR, a gleefully recovering academe, a former synagogue president in NYC, a former president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, a spouse and a parent of two small but very loud tykes, and a Jew of Color. She is the author of Ahead of Yom Kippur, How Can You Repair Relationships with African-American Jews? Tamara and the KHAZBAR team avidly enjoy connecting fellow Jews of Color and helping all people, but especially the broader Jewish community, to have deep and fruitful conversations about race.