Let Justice Well Up Torah Study Series for Jewish Women of Color
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 Torah study series will offer a space for Jewish women of color, led by Erica Riddick, and at a highly subsidized rate for participants, to build relationships with one another and delve into our sacred texts without feeling the need to check part of themselves at the door.
From the educator: “Torah study affinity space for Jewish women of color. We will welcome each other as siblings while honoring the wealth of diversity within Judaism as we explore water, ritual, and transformation. Sliding scale: $0-54 for drop-in series. All levels text study. Source sheets will contain Hebrew and English.”
- You do not need to participate in all 6 sessions
- Series is offered at a sliding scale of $0-$54
Let Justice Well Up is one part of Mayyim Hayyim’s commitment to DEI and anti-racism work. As a part of this work, Mayyim Hayyim is dedicated to creating space for Jews of color to engage with mikveh with other Jews of color. This program is open to those who specifically identify as Jewish women of color, Sephardi, Mizrahi, and Indigenous Jewish women. If you have questions about this, or if you do not identify as a Jewish woman of color but are interested in a similar program open to all Jewish women, please reach out to our Director of Programs and Partnerships.
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.