Despite making up 12-15% of the Jewish population within the United States, Jews of Color are chronically undercounted and underrepresented in Jewish censuses and have relatively few resources when compared to the larger mainstream Jewish community. This gap in representation is mainly attributed to the pervasion of racism and bigotry within our Jewish ecosystem. In order to live up to our values as Jews, we must take on White Supremacy and bigoty in an intersectional way, and led by Jews who inhabit an intersectional world.
JIAH is one of a few independent 501c3 organizations in the Jewish world founded and led by Jews of Color, Multi-Heritage Jews, and allies. Together, we are shifting the narrative to one where intersectionality, dignity, and diversity are essential to our collective future.