Reclaiming Jewish Heritage
Reclaiming Jewish Heritage: Latinos, B’nai Anusim & Other Seekers **
Speaker: Rabbi Juan Mejia in conversation with Abram Kronsberg
Recorded on Sunday, December 20, 2020.
Join Be’chol Lashon Rabbi-in-Residence Juan Mejia and Abram Kronsberg for a look at the complex journeys some have made to reclaim their Jewish heritage and the support and challenges they have met along the way.
About Our Speakers
Rabbi Juan Mejía was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a degree in philosophy from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and a Masters degree in Jewish Civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rabbi Mejia was ordained in 2009 by the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he serves as the Jewish Educator for Emanuel Synagogue. He also serves as Rabbi in Residence for Be’chol Lashon.
Abram J. Kronsberg is a congregant of Chizuk Amuno Congregation and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
Jews of Color, Jewish Institutions, and Jewish Community in the Age of #BlackLivesMatter
Join Chizuk Amuno Congregation, the Jewish Museum of Maryland and a variety of speakers from rabbis to researchers to activists as we share, explore, and engage with the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of Jewish identity and experience. In the present moment of growing awareness about the need for dramatic change in response to structural racism in our society, the importance of many perspectives and voices is unparalleled.
This multi-program series will open up conversations about who we are as Jews; how Jewish spaces and institutions need to change; and how these changes can lead us to a more robust and inclusive Jewish community.