Unlike some other ethnic groups, Jewish people can be of any race. The White majority in America sometimes accepted Jewish immigrants from Europe as “White” and sometimes not. This precarious position, along with the daily reminder that we were slaves in Egypt and for that reason we should fight for justice, defines the Jewish response to racism in America, and helps us to understand the broad experiences of Jews as we endeavor to make America our home.
Because We Were Slaves: The Jewish Struggle for Justice in Making America Home provides a framework to engage in conversations about racial justice in a Jewish educational setting, highlighting inclusion and diversity.
This digital sourcebook includes activities, links to videos, music, and to additional information to spark meaningful text-based discussions.