The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay is happy to provide these resources to celebrate and support the Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals who are on our staff and in our community. Whether you’re looking for resources for your Asian-Jewish family, or want to educate yourself on how to be an ally to the AAPI community, this guide is for you!
This guide is by no means comprehensive, but we hope it can be a meaningful start to an educational journey and celebration of the AAPI community.
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APAPA focuses on increasing API civic participation at the local, state, and national level through voter registration and education, civic leadership programs including internships and scholarships for high school and college students, fellowship and mentorship for adults leading to appointive, judicial and elective offices.
In response to the escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
This site provides publicly accessible resources for visualizing the data associated with COVID-19 related attacks on Asian Americans to encourage those who feel alone to speak and to help spearhead actionable change.
This program for teens is part of the organization Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA). It is an affinity space for youth who identify as People of Color, mixed-race, Sephardic, or Mizrahi. The goal of JAM is to build a safe, inclusive space to empower youth with identities marginalized or underrepresented in the Jewish community.
Dimensions is a women and Jewish People of Color led nonprofit that provides training and consultancy in diversity, equity, and inclusion. It facilitates and supports organizations and individuals as they create collaborative environments that promote creativity, innovation, productivity, and social justice.
The ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) has put together two lesson plans that will allow students to gain a greater understanding of why anti-Chinese rhetoric or acts have increased recently amidst the coronavirus and how we can act as allies and make positive changes in our communities.
Award winning author/illustrator Grace Lin discusses how her identity as an Asian American influenced her children’s book A Big Mooncake for Little Star.
Join Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Gabrielle, and Tamir to learn what you can say and do when you see someone being treated unfairly because of the color of their skin or fur.
Be’chol Lashon’s list of children’s books highlights the diversity of Jewish experience as portrayed in picture books, graphic novels, and chapter books.
The books on this PJ Library list all show rich diversity, including Asian American and South Asian faces.
A project supported by Be’chol Lashon, LUNAR aims to highlight the racial and cultural diversity of the Jewish community by celebrating and making visible the experiences of young adults (18-30) who exist at the intersection of Jewish and Asian American in a short-form video series.
Watch a collection of stories that explores the history, traditions, and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
These six thought-provoking reads depict some of the many facets of the Jewish Asian American experience.
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