Let Justice Well Up Storytelling and Ritual Creation
Mayyim Hayyim is thrilled to announce year two of “Let Justice Well Up,” an 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.
The goal of storytelling is threefold: to share space and build community among Jewish women of color, to elevate their voices and inspire others to discover the wholeness, meaning, and connection that comes from using ritual to mark transition in their lives, and to flip the narrative that the Jewish community is all White. We plan to share stories of ritual innovation and reclaiming the mikveh for healing and wholeness in many ways, including with immersion ceremony development to distribute to partner organizations to have on hand for sharing with Jewish women of color looking for solidarity and ritual.
Led by Sara Greenhalgh, in the initiative’s first year, Mayyim Hayyim has collected stories of Jewish women who are BIPOC or JOCISM*.
Please fill out the form below to be in touch with Sara to share your story of mikveh, ritual, or your experience with water.
Stay tuned to hear the stories we’ve collected so far and find out how to add your story to our resource well.
*Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) or Jews of Color, Indigenous, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews (JOCISM)
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.
Share your story:
The story sharing form will reopen soon.
Let Justice Well Up is generously funded by The Miriam Fund.