Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Jewish Community

Sample discussion questions from Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Jewish Community lesson plan


This lesson takes students through the stories and identities of different types of Jews. With engaging, guiding questions related to listening, storytelling, identity, family practices, history, and traditions, students will challenge each other and themselves to grow in their perspectives on race and diversity within the Jewish community.

Sample of guiding questions from the lesson plan

Cover image is owned by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).

The following are included in this lesson plan:

  • Speeches, letters, and other texts
  • Several nuanced discussion questions
  • Opportunities for classroom and chevruta learning
  • Writing activities
  • Pictures and descriptions of a multi-racial panel of Jews

These materials were developed in partnetship between Repair the World and Be'chol Lashon.  Additional MLK Day resources from Be'chol Lashon can be found here.



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