Newly founded Sephardic Leadership Institute will elevate Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish voices 

Newly founded Sephardic Leadership Institute will elevate Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish voices 
J Weekly - August 10, 2022. When Adam Eilath gives a weekly d’var Torah at Wornick Jewish Day School in Foster City, he always includes wisdom from the sages. In this case, very specific sages: those exclusively from Sephardic or Mizrahi backgrounds.
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Why are Mizrahi and Sephardic communities being misrepresented as anti-Israel?

Why are Mizrahi and Sephardic communities being misrepresented as anti-Israel?
Representation is important, but it has to be accurate By Sapir Taib & Matthew Nouriel (May 1, 2022 / JNS)
Anyone involved in Mizrahi and Sephardic Jewish life knows that the overwhelming majority of us are Zionists. Israel’s existence has been a lifeline for many of us. It has been crucial to the survival of our culture in the face of violent hatred. So why are anti-Zionist organizations, in an attempt to look inclusive of our communities, elevating Mizrahi anti-Zionists whose views are neither representative of nor respected by the vast majority of Mizrahi Jews around the world? We are
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JIMENA Awarded Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund Aligned Grant

JIMENA Awarded Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund Aligned Grant
October 26, 2021. JIMENA is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Reset grant from the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF) to underwrite our Sephardic Jewish American Research and Leadership Initiative. JIMENA is one of eight Reset grant recipients, out of 350 initial applicants. This grant will fund our groundbreaking initiative to complete a comprehensive demographic study of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jewish Americans and to establish a communal leadership hub. Sephardic educators, rabbis, scholars, and leaders throughout the United States have been laying the groundwork for this initiative for years, as part of a multifaceted effort
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Local Jewish groups worked for years to fix the California ethnic studies curriculum

Local Jewish groups worked for years to fix the California ethnic studies curriculum
(JTA) — We all know the saying: two Jews, three opinions. But for once, the controversy around California’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum seemed to be an exception. In 2016, California passed legislation requiring that the state Board of Education adopt an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, or ESMC, for high school students, hoping to better represent the diversity of students within the state. The first draft, released in August 2019, unfortunately contained anti-Semitic and anti-Israel content. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would have made ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement, noting in a September statement that the
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Learning with JIMENA: A Series on Insights from Leaders in the Field

Learning with JIMENA: A Series on Insights from Leaders in the Field
When Israel was founded, 650,000 of the one million Sephardic Jews from Middle Eastern and North African countries fled to Israel as stateless refugees and today their descendants comprise more than half of Israel’s Jewish population. The remaining refugees dispersed to countries throughout the world, and their experiences have been ignored and forgotten.
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Defying the darkness with the light of peace

Defying the darkness with the light of peace
Defying the darkness with the light of peace by JIMENA Co-founder, GIna Bublil-Waldman
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Take Action Now! Demand an Inclusive Ethnic Studies Curriculum and Reject Antisemitism

Take Action Now! Demand an Inclusive Ethnic Studies Curriculum and Reject Antisemitism
Sign petition to amplify California’s 11 leading Mizrahi and Sephardic communal organizations’ demands for an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum adheres to state requirements.
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JIMENA Principles for Ethnic Studies

JIMENA Principles for Ethnic Studies
JIMENA is sharing our four core principles that we ask the State of California to follow in the development of their Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. We believe these principles are vitally important in producing an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that is representative, equitable, and free of bias.
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