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This is our debut panel with two Jewish women of color community activists in partnership with historic Sixth&I. The panelists share their personal experiences of racism in the community, explaining why black lives matter and how it relates to the Jewish community. This well-informed panel provides two different but powerful perspectives. This is informative for Jewish leadership and allies that want to gain insight on these issues. To view the program click on the link.
For decades, Jews of Color have experienced the trauma of racism both outside and inside their Jewish communities. Change is long overdue. Hear the experiences of three individuals about what it is like to participate in Jewish life as Jews of Color. Afterwords, learn strategies and discuss how we can create a Jewish community that is open, loving, and anti-racist where each of us takes responsibility for our part in making it better. Co-presented with Mosaic Visions, Edlavitch DCJCC and the Manhattan Marlene Meyerson JCC
We discuss Chaya’s journey that led her to her Jewish faith, her survival with breast cancer and how her Rabbi and his wife at Temple Shalom helped her through her struggle with breast cancer with unwavering love and support. Chaya will also speak about her decision to make aliyah after her recovery. In times of racial and civil complexities and divide. This story highlights when the proper love and care is given to a congregant who also identifies as a Jewish woman of color and how beautiful is the outcome.
If you don't know what the game is and for those who do know, we our proud of our founder for being selected as "the chosen one." Mosaic Visions is grateful for the opportunity given to us by Micah Hart of JGZR for promoting diversity in the Jewish community!
(Fun Fact: Dee Sanae is the first Jewish Woman of Color to be the "Chosen One.")
Watch and listen to open dialogue about Black & Jewish Identity through the lens of an Orthodox Rabbi. Rabbi Shais Rishon @MaNishtana (MaNishtana) and Rabbi Isaiah Rothstein Isaiah Rothstein share their thoughts, perspectives, and some of their life with the founder of Mosaic Visions, Dee Sanae.
Dee Sanae speaks with Rudy Rochman about his filming in Nigeria for We Were Never Lost
Rudy Rochman and his team were captured by the Nigeria secret police for 20 days but was recently released and is safely back in Israel. Rudy speaks about his project, We Were Never Lost, where he documents the African Jewish communities across the land.
Rudy talks with our founder, Dee Sanae about their experience in Nigeria and the Igbo Jewish community as well as clears up any misinformation about the trip and what is next for his project, We Were Never Lost.
Mosaic Visions Founder, Dee Sanae was invited to speak about her work (Avodah) in the world. If you would like to know more about the model and foundation that Mosaic Visions is built on please tune in. Dee shares a message of unity and community for 5781 and how we should continuously make teshuva and answer our true calling in the world. A good listen during Sukkot!
May you be inspired.
(Click on the picture for a direct link of the video)
A three-part civil rights conversation from a different perspective-one that will teach our community how to show up as a faithful ally. To examine this through a historical lense, Dee Sanae, founder of Mosaic Visions virtually talked with two Jewish allies that organized and rallied in the Civil rights movement with Martin Luther King, Jr.
The conversation will give a dynamic approach as the discussion will enlighten us with motive, sincerity, authenticity, and raw human emotions where we can all learn from each other.
(All three parts of this series is on our Facebook. If you click the picture it should take you to part one of the series.)
Mosaic Visions first partnership of the year (2021) with Edlavitch Jewish Community Center
Capital Jewish Museum
The Boulder JCC
The Harry & Rose Samson Family JCC
A conversation with Archy LaSalle, a Black-Jewish educator and fine art photographer in Boston who has put together a grassroots organization to address the lack of representation of Black and Brown artists in the permanent collections of our art museums.
The short documentary film explores the perspectives and narratives of Jewish identity by interviewing individuals who identify as multi-ethnic Jews. Through capturing memories, anecdotes, experiences and stories, the film seeks to interrogate the question: Who is a Jew?
Q&A moderated by Dee Sanae. Starring Canadian Black & Jewish filmmaker Sara Yacobi-Harris and No Silence on Race, Akilah Allen-Silverstein with cast member Giselle Hausman.
During Hanukkah, we would to share an original recipe with you, created for family and made with love, we hope you like it!
Full article on globaljews.org or click the picture for a direct link!
The Lessans Family Literary Series Presents:
Illuminating the Narrative: Incorporating Stories of Jews of Color
A Conversation with Qian Julie Wang and Sabrina Sojourner, moderated by Dee Sanae
Presented in partnership with Mosaic Visions, LLC, The Bender JCC is thrilled to welcome Qian Julie Wang, author of her new memoir, Beautiful Country and Sabrina Sojourner, Jewish Spiritual Leader and Community Chaplain, to share their experiences and stories as Jewish women of color. The evening continues our journey to expand the wonderfully complex narrative of the Jewish people. Moderated by Dee Sanae, founder of Mosaic Visions, together we will explore the true meaning of being a welcoming Jewish community. This program was held both in-person and virtually.
Jews of Color and Multiracial Jewish Families Chanukah Celebration.
An evening to celebrate Chanukah in fellowship with Jews of Color and multiracial Jewish and interfaith families in the DMV.
Thank you to Edlavitch DCJCC for hosting and partnering with Mosaic Visions. It was such a fun night filled with latkes, candle-lighting, music, and candle making for interfaith families and JOC families.
This is part one of a series of questions and topics that Rudy Rochman discusses with Mosaic Visions Founder, Dee Sanae about his work and perspective on what being Jewish is and breaks down how one defines themselves examining it from a global Jewish identity and on an individual level.
Part two and three can be found on our Facebook page!