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Jewish Multiracial Family Group Forming

Jennifer Kraft and I are hosting a Sukkot event in Denver this Sunday, September 30th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm for Jewish multiracial families with kids of all ages from all over the state to “celebrate Judaism,” share our distinctive perspectives and enjoy our differences — racial and cultural.

For more information on the Sukkot celebration, or to RSVP, contact either Jen Kraft, 917-679-9915, or Ellen Goldstein, 303-885-4555.

For more information about who we are and what we are trying to do, please read this article that appeared in the Denver Post on Tuesday:

Three Denver mothers heading multiracial families are seeking to build on what it means to live in Jewish community.

The community is changing.

It’s perhaps a surprising slice of demography that shows that 16 percent of metro Denver Jewish households headed by people ages 39 and younger are multiracial.

Among all age groups, 9 percent are multiracial, according to the 2007 Metro Denver/Boulder Jewish Community Study.  National organizations note that the trend is increasing through conversion, marriage and adoption.

Read more:  Jewish multiracial families grow in numbers and commitment – The Denver Post 

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2 comments

  1. This is fantastic. This will make the jewish community more diverse culturally and racially. It is saddening to only see white jews. Now there will be more african and asian jews. God bless such colorful diversity.

  2. Is being Jewish a religion or race?
    If it is a race then how can someone convert to a race?
    If it is a religion than how can someone remain so if they convert to christianity or become athiest?
    Why are children of Jewish fathers not considered Jewish and yet children of Jewish mothers are, if it is a race then should they not both be considered mixed heritage.
    If a white Jewish person marries and black Jewish person, than are they mixed heritage? or just still Jewish???
    If anyone can explain please do so, because it doesnt make any sense.