Be'chol Lashon

Be’chol Lashon


Be'chol Lashon Interviews & Special Projects
Jewish People of Color

Released: May 1, 2013

Jewish people are more diverse than many assume-20% of America's 6 million Jews or 1,200,000 are African American, Latino/ Hispanic, Asian, Sephardic (Spanish/Portuguese descent), Mizrahi (North African and Middle Eastern descent) and Mixed-race. Simone Weichselbaum and Rabbi Funnye discuss their experiences as Jewish people of color.

The Face of Judaism in America is Changing
MaNishtana, "Anti-Activist"

Released: April 30, 2010

You've read his blog, you've watched his hilarious and provocative videos. Shais Rison is a fifth generation African American Orthodox Jew. Be'chol Lashon National Outreach Director Lacey Schwartz caught up with the man known as MaNisthana and asked him about being an "anti-activist" and about the phenomenon of "Joc slapping."

Be'chol Lashon in India

Released: February 26, 2010

Namasté! Andrew Esensten of Be'chol Lashon traveled to India last month and visited several Indian synagogues and neighborhoods. This is his report on the Jewish communities in Delhi (one synagogue), Mumbai (10 synagogues), and Cochin (site of the oldest synagogue in the British Commonwealth).

Aliza Hausman, "Jewminicana"

Released: December 31, 2009

In this month’s podcast, Aliza Hausman sits down with Be’chol Lashon New York Director Lacey Schwartz to talk about the challenges and rewards of being a Dominican American convert to Orthodox Judaism, or "Jewminicana" for short.

Rabbi Capers Funnye on Global Judaism

Released: November 25, 2009

On October 4, 2009, Rabbi Capers Funnye, associate director of Be'chol Lashon, spoke at a Sukkot gathering at the Osher Marin JCC in San Rafael, CA. He talked about his path to Judaism and his work with emerging Jewish communities in Africa.

Davi Cheng, "One-Stop Shop" Minority

Released: October 30, 2009

Produced by Candy Cheng and Brad Stell for Chinese & Chosen, their interactive master's project at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Davi Cheng is the Los Angeles Regional Director of Be'chol Lashon.

Rahel Musleah on Her Baghdadi Jewish Traditions

Released: September 30, 2009

Rahel Musleah talks with Be'chol Lashon's Francesca Biller-Safran about her Baghdadi Jewish family and their Rosh Hashanah traditions.

Rabbi Juan Mejía and the Bnai Anusim

Released: August 31, 2009

Rabbi Juan Mejía speaks with Be'chol Lashon's Dennis Ybarra about his work with Bnai Anusim.

Mishka! (Let's Go!)

Released: August 22, 2011

A group of eight teens from Congregation Shir Hadash in Los Gatos, CA, participated in a service trip to Costa Rica where they built roads in urban San Jose alongside Costa Rican Jewish teens and helped to build a trail in the indigenous village of Yorkin. The youth shot and edited this documentary with the assistance of Tricia Creason-Valencia, documentary filmmaker ( Funding for this project was provided in part by Be'Chol Lashon ( and the Men's Club of Congregation Shir Hadash.

Annual Race and Judaism Symposium: In Every Tongue—In Memory of Gary Tobin

Released: November 19, 2009

The 2009 Race and Judaism Symposium at Temple University was devoted to themes in memory of Dr. Gary Tobin, the President of the Institute for Jewish Research and Community, who died on July 6, 2009. Tobin, with his wife Diane, also founded Be’chol Lashon/In Every Tongue, a think–tank devoted to the study of Jewish diversity and bringing diverse communities of Jewish people together across the globe. In addition to Jewish diversity, Dr. Tobin’s work addressed methodological problems of Jewish demography; philanthropy; racism and anti-Semitism; and anti-Israelism on college campuses and in the media.