Project Shamash has a sustainable strategy to change how Jewish institutions approach racial equity. Click here to stay up to date with Project Shamash’s leading-edge work.
An article just came out in eJewishPhilanthropy about Project Shamash and the exciting new model we’re piloting in the Bay Area!1
Our vision is Jewish communal institutions that fully reflect the diversity of our community. And we’re starting in the East Bay:
“The diversity of our Jewish community is not reflected in Jewish life. Because we have this hyperlocal focus, we can wrap our arms around the ecosystem.”
— Elana Rodan Schuldt, Rodan Family Foundation CEO
As a Jewish woman of color, I am so excited about our curriculum to transform our beloved Jewish institutions — here at the local level, in the Bay Area, and around the country as well. That’s why I hope you’ll sign up to stay updated about Project Shamash and help us spread the word.
Hear about opportunities for learning, action, and community-building.
No other Jewish program is holistically approaching racial equity and diversity the way Project Shamash is:
- creating programming that centers the experiences of Jews of Color+ (JOC+),
- building culturally-responsive spaces that support JOC+ professionals,
- investing in JOC+ leadership pathways, relationships, and wellness,
- examining community relationships, and
- supporting organizations in developing customized racial equity frameworks rooted in anti-racist and Jewish values to ensure the success of JOC+ staff or board members.
By investing in how Jewish institutions approach racial equity, we are building a Jewish ecosystem where everyone in our multiracial Jewish community can thrive.
All parts of our country are being invited to dismantle white supremacy and authentically support the leadership of people of color. What we do now matters for the future of our country and the future of our beloved Jewish community.
With hope for the future,
Analucía Lopezrevoredo, Senior Director
1. eJewishPhilanthropy, The Rodan Foundation and Bend the Arc make an East Bay bid for diverse Jewry
Project Shamash is a program of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.