Courses by instructor: Kim Carter Martinez
Kim Carter Martinez is the daughter of a White Ashkenazi Conservative Jewish mother and an African American Jehovah's Witness father who converted to Judaism when she was 10. Kim grew up very active in the Jewish community—from Hebrew School to camp to youth groups and living in Israel as a teen. She remains active in the Jewish community through her synagogue and through speaking in the Jewish Community about racial diversity and her experience dealing with insensitive and racist questions and comments from others in the community. She has designed her workshop to be a safe space for people to talk about their experiences trying to "fit in" in the Jewish community. Professionally, Kim is the Assistant Director of a large labor union that represents public employees.
Jews of Color: Taking Charge of Your Jewish Identity
It is not unusual for a Jew of color to be asked, “How did you get to be Jewish?” Quite simply the question stems from their appearance, “You don’t look Jewish.” There are a number ...