Webinar: Things Jewish Adoptees Wish Their Communities Knew

February 5, 2020 10 Shevat, 5780

What is it like to be an adopted child of color growing up in a white family and a largely white Jewish community? How do adopted children - the vast majority of whom were not born to Jewish birth parents - feel when their religious school teachers talk about Jewish history and ancestry? How do adoptees – whether white or of color, children or adults – feel when people make comments such as “Funny, you don’t look Jewish” or talk about “Jewish blood” or “Jewish genes?”

Join Jayne Guberman and Jenny Sartori (co-directors of the Adoption & Jewish Identity Project and adoptive mothers) and Lindsey Newman (AJIP Advisory Board member and an adoptee) for a webinar about the complex issues of identity facing American Jewish adoptees. The webinar will explore the ways in which Jewish communal professionals and lay leaders can support adoptees and their families, and will teach participants how to use AJIP’s resource “12 Things Jewish Adoptees and Their Families Wish Their Communities Knew” to create awareness about adoption issues within their synagogue communities.

The Adoption & Jewish Identity Project supports Jewish adoptees and their families in creating healthy personal, family, and communal identities and advocates for an inclusive Jewish community that is fully welcoming to adoptees.

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February 5, 2020
10 Shevat, 5780
12:00 PM