Qian Julie Wang is the author of The New York Times bestseller “Beautiful Country,” a moving memoir of her childhood as an undocumented Chinese immigrant in New York, written on her iPhone during her subway commute to her job as a lawyer. She is the founder and leader of the Jews of Color group at Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, where she has spoken from the bima about her childhood and finding her spiritual home. One recent talk was her Haftorah interpretation of the Hannah story that she gave during Rosh Hashanah.
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A year ago, as the pandemic raged with no end in sight and many Jews of color continued to report acts of exclusion in mainstream congregations, leaders of one multicultural Jewish group seized on an idea:
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“Nobody has spoken to this many Jews of color about these topics,” said Gage Gorsky, who was part of the study’s research team.
“We’re not going to get the thriving Jewish communal life that we want only by playing the cards we’re dealt.”
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Officially launched in December, Kamochah now has around 150 members from across the Orthodox spectrum.