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Interview with the 2021 Covenant Grantees: Jews of Color Engagement, Within and Beyond our Walls

The New Class: Interviews with the 2021 Covenant Grantees
in The Covenant Foundation’s online journal, Sight Line

Hannah Senesh Community Day School – To create a culture of belonging for Jews of Color by developing curricula, community programming, and a multicultural camp through the lens of equity and inclusion.

What sparked the idea for this grant project?

“Community” is more than our name—it’s our identity. Since 1995, Senesh has been committed to creating a community that reflects the evolving Jewish world where all Jews feel a sense of belonging. This work has matured as we’ve deepened relationships and intentionally worked to build a community inclusive of underrepresented groups. We are committed to our value of belonging/shayachut, to create a culture that honors the dignity of each person. After reflecting on and auditing our work in the areas of diversity and belonging, we are now focused on increasing the number of Jews of Color in our community and ensuring that JOC feel a sense of belonging both at Senesh and in the wider Jewish world.

Read the rest of the interview here.