Author: Eleanor J. Bader

Creating Art for Our “Dire Times”

Like many of us, artist Marcia Annenberg is worried. First, there’s climate change. Then there’s the growing erosion of U.S. democracy.

Making Murals in the Public Interest

…the paintings would address some of the most burning issues of the 1980s: feminism, gentrification, immigration, and police brutality.

“Not too long ago, some of the people who broke U.S. law to come into the country were Jews.”

Garland’s fascinating and painstakingly detailed analysis reveals that thousands of Jews—exact numbers are, of course, unavailable—opted to break the quota laws and enter the U.S. illegally. Desperate to leave anti-Semitism and poverty behind them, they traveled from their countries of origin to Canada, Cuba or Mexico, hoping to evade immigration authorities as they crossed into the goldene medina.

The Transformative Work of JFREJ’s Jews of Color Caucus

Shoshana Brown’s queries address strategic and tactical concerns that are important for all progressive social justice efforts—religious and secular, Jewish and non—as we enter the uncharted terrain of Trumplandia.

NPR’s Leah Donnella on Being a Biracial Jew

As the 25-year-old daughter of a white Jewish mother and an African-American Catholic father, Donnella says that she hopes the article will prompt American Jews to take stock of their assumptions and treat Jews of color not as strange, out-of-place, curiosities but as members of an increasingly diverse and vibrant spiritual community.