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    Jews of Colour and The Jews of Jamaica

    A picture of a white colonial style building with the text "Jamaican Jewish Heritage Centre"February 20
    PROGRAM: 1:30 - 3:00 PM


    With guest speaker Rivka Campbell
    Jews of Colour (JOC) is a pan-ethnic term used to identify Jews whose family origins lie in African, Asian, or Latin American countries. JOC may identify as being of Black, Latino, Asian, biracial, or multi-racial heritage, while Mizrahi and Sephardi Jews from North African and Arab lands vary as to whether they self-identify as JOC. A common question posed to JOCs is “What’s your story?” Rivka’s story will include a brief history of the Caribbean, focusing on Jews of Jamaica, and will culminate with the story of navigating within the Jewish community as a JOC. This presentation will widen the scope of what it means to be Jewish in Canada and throughout the world.

    Presented in partnership with A Different Booklist as part of Black History Month

    Admission $5

    Rivka Campbell is a Jew of Jamaican descent, who was born and raised in Toronto, who seeks to build community among JOC in Canada while opening dialogue about the JOC experience among the mainstream Jewish community. She is the co-founder of the group Jews of Colour – Canada and was the sole Canadian recipient of the inaugural URJ’s JewV’Nation Fellowship. She is a recognized speaker on Jewish Diversity and is filming a documentary on this topic.

    A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People’s Residence is a non-profit hub, destination and space dedicated to the intellectual and cultural experience of people of African and Caribbean ancestry. It is the organic expression of the years of cultural activities cultivated by the independent bookstore, A Different Booklist. It is a place where invention and pioneering meet to create youth expression and intergenerational activity. It is a “green” hub in practice and design with its incorporation of innovative technology. It is a legacy project that embodies the opportunity to engage in infrastructure building, civic engagement and the creation of a destination that will inspire all Canadians and attract cultural tourism. At 777-779 Bathurst Street, The People’s Residence is our destination and home away from home. For more information, please visit


    Contact & Info

    750 Spadina Ave. (at Bloor), Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J2

    Phone: 416.924.6211
    Fax: 416.924.0422

    Charitable Registration Number:
    140344243 RR0001