Adapting: Race & Education with Chava Shervington and Yoshi Silverstein

The Jewish Education Project
June 10, 2020

Moderated by David Bryfman, in conversation with Chava Shervington, board member and past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, and Yoshi Silverstein, founder and executive director of the Mitsui Collective.

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Chava Shervington

Chava Shervington is a current board member and past president of the Jewish Multiracial Network, where she became a recognized voice on issues of racial equity and inclusion in the Jewish community. She is a regular speaker and writer on issues of diversity in Judaism, and her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, JTA, and The Salon on the Jewish Channel.



Yoshi Silverstein

Yoshi Silverstein is the founder and executive director of Mitsui Collective, Cleveland community organizer for Edot HaMidwest: The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity Collaborative, and director emeritus of the JOFEE Fellowship at Hazon. As an author, speaker, movement teacher, and Jewish educator his work is centered around the intersection of embodied Jewish practice and multiracial justice.



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