The Intersection of Black and Jewish Histories in America

Supported by Walder Foundation

In order to nurture positive growth between communities and individuals, we must understand our complex history.

Today, Black and Jewish communities in America are largely separate. Yet, the overlapping history of these communities is predominantly unknown. This series examines a relationship both united and divided by prejudices and discrimination. It provides context to open up a new dialogue which is needed now more than ever.

Disclaimer: While Jews are a diverse, multi-racial people, for most of American history when we speak about the interactions between the Black community and the Jewish community in the first three videos, we are speaking about Jews of European descent.

Co-produced by The Jewish Federations of North America

Use the full program

The following resource pack contains programming activities, discussion questions and reflection questions to encourage discussion and further study.

Use individual videos

Each video is accompanied by educational resources geared towards continuing the conversation and unpacking the complexities of the topic with your students.


Gold Level
Walder Foundation

Silver Level
The Bernstein Foundation

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