Let Justice Well Up
Mayyim Hayyim is thrilled to announce “Let Justice Well Up,” a new initiative by and for Jewish women of color, to provide a sense of welcome, empowerment, and connection as well as healing and support within the Jewish community.
One of our core values is Petichut – openness and inclusivity. Mayyim Hayyim strives to be inclusive of all who wish to learn and/or immerse. Another is Ahavat Yisrael – love of the Jewish people. We honor and cherish the differences among the Jewish people. We know, however, that we are not reaching the Black community, Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews, indigineous Jews, and other
women of color to the extent that they are represented in the community.
Let Justice Well Up has two components. Learn more and find out how to participate below.
Sara Greenhalgh (she/they/theirs) was born in Wonju, South Korea and raised in Minneapolis, MN. They are currently a social worker in Minneapolis and a Program Manager for Edot Midwest Regional Jewish Racial Justice Collaborative. They are a Board member for Jewish Community Action and involved in activism and racial justice work around Minneapolis.
Erica Riddick is founder of Jews of Color Sanctuary, and creator of the Bilhah Zilpah Project. She creates fun and engaging text study through a social justice narrative lens and has most recently taught for Ammud Jews of Color Torah Academy, and as the 2021 Hollander Social Justice Fellow of the National Havurah Committee Summer Institute. Erica studied at Pardes Jerusalem, is a current Mahloket Matters Fellow through Pardes North America, and a 2018 JewV’Nation Fellow.
Let Justice Well Up is generously funded by The Miriam Fund.