Dahlia Spinrad's Mitzvah Project

Bat Mitzvah Date: January 14, 2017

For Dahlia Spinrad, becoming a bat-mitzvah means not only a personal celebration, but also the opportunity to help create change in the world. Based on her own experiences, Dahlia knows that there is need to support multiracial families and Jews of color. She is raising scholarship funds to send Jewish children from multiracial families to Camp Be'chol Lashon, a camp with a special focus on racial and ethnic diversity in the Jewish community. Show support for Dahlia and her vision by giving generously to this effort. Together with Dahlia, you can change the world of a child this summer!

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Camp Be'chol Lashon

Invest in Future Diverse Jewish Leaders

-by Dahlia Spinrad

I am part of a multiracial Jewish family. In 2013 my brother Judah came into our family through adoption. Judah is African American and Jewish and as a family we talk a lot about what is means for Judaism to be inclusive. For my mitzvah project I am working on making the Jewish community more inclusive in two ways.

I am raising $4600 to send two children to the Be'Chol Lashon summer camp for two weeks each. Camp Be'chol Lashon helps to strengthen Jewish identity by expanding children's awareness of themselves in relation to the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of Jews around the world. When Judah is old enough to go to summer camp, I want him to be able to be in a diverse community with Jews of Color. Since he is too young to go to camp, I want to be able to give the experience of a diverse Jewish summer camp to two other children.

I also feel that it is my responsibility to educate and help make the Jewish community more aware of our people's diversity by sharing my family experience. On Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. I will be presenting with my family and Rabbi Ruth Abusch-Magder from Be'Chol Lashon to the seventh grade students and their families from my religious school at The Temple. We hope to share our experiences and what it is like to be a multiracial Jewish family and to answer any questions that people may have. If you can, I hope you will join us.

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