We know the importance of data. It informs strategy, priority setting, and resource allocation. It holds up a mirror and inspires response. The Jewish community (both here in New York and across the country) has been waiting for more current data and a more nuanced understanding of the experiences of Jews of Color. Now we have it. Please join us to listen, to learn, and to act.
New Research on Jews of Color
9:30 am – 12:00 noon ET
Audience: community leadership and members, REI grantees and providers
UJA and the Jews of Color Initiative (JOCI) are delighted to host a presentation on the most recent findings on the JOC community.
Annette Jacoby, research director, Impact and Performance Assessment, UJA, will share new research on Jews of Color, a special addendum to the UJA Covid-19 Impact Study.
Ilana Kaufman, executive director, JOCI, will share findings from the recently released national study, Beyond the Count: Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Jews of Color.
The morning continues with Community Leadership Reflections: A Panel Response
Moderator: Riki Robinson, program director, JOCI NY
Arielle Korman, executive director, Ammud, the JOC Torah Academy.
Kendell Pinkney, theatre-maker, JTS rabbinical student, and founding artistic director of The Workshop.
Heather Miller, educator, future rabbi, synagogue president and founder of The Multitudes.
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Optional small group conversations
Afternoon Think Tank
1:00 – 3:30 pm
Audience: UJA’s racial, equity, and inclusion (REI) and social justice grantees, REI program participants and providers
This afternoon is dedicated to a UJA think tank working toward racial equity and inclusion in the New York Jewish community.
We will discuss what the new 2021 data and our experience tell us about the work ahead, and what have we learned from our work thus far, as well as how we move the work forward.
This afternoon offers an opportunity to recognize and strengthen our collective effort regarding REI work. We’ll share lessons learned and hear strategies employed by individual organizations and the various sectors represented. Facilitated by Imani Chapman, founding coach of Imani Strategies, llc.
UJA policy requires that all event attendees be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and wear face masks in all public spaces. Please bring proof of your Covid-19 vaccination or exemption to the event. This event will be held in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including local, state, and CDC guidelines, to protect the health and welfare of our staff and guests.
Ilana’s work sits at the center of Jewish Community, Racial Equity, and Justice and is anchored by the voices and experience of Jews of Color. She is focused on grantmaking, research and field building, and community education. Ilana is passionate about all things at the intersection of Jewish Community/Racial Justice/Jews of Color/Education/Philanthropy.
Prior to joining the Jews of Color Initiative as executive director, Ilana was the public affairs and civic engagement director, East Bay, for the San Francisco, Bay Area Jewish Community Relations Council.
Ilana is a Senior Schusterman Fellow. She received her B.A. in sociology from California State University-Humboldt and her M.A. in educational pedagogy from Mills College.
Annette Jacoby is a demographer and quantitative sociologist. As UJA’s research director, she led the Covid-19 Jewish Impact Study development and research.
In a career that has spanned academic, government, and nonprofit settings, understanding what defines a healthy community is at the core of her interests when studying topics such as social inequality, immigration, and segregation. Prior to her work at UJA, Annette worked at the NYC Department of City Planning, where she worked on population estimation and projection, and on ensuring an accurate city count in the 2020 Census.
Annette holds a Ph.D. in sociology with a Ph.D. minor in demography from the CUNY Graduate Center. She also holds a Master of Arts in sociology and Southeast Asian science from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.