Following the brutal murder of George Floyd, the JCRC created the Phoenix Black-Jewish Cohort to build lines of communication between young Jewish and African-American leadership in the greater Phoenix area.  That effort was launched by facilitation grant by Vitalyst Health Foundation, and the program has been sustained through the generous support of the Molly Blank Fund and Morton H. Meyerson Family Foundation.

In mid-May, the Phoenix Black-Jewish Cohort traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Holocaust Museum and African-American History and Culture Museum.  Read more about this special visit by the Phoenix Black-Jewish Cohort to these two powerful spaces in Rabbi Sara Mason-Barkin’s sermon on the trip.

This educational field trip program was made possible by a Civic Incubation Grant by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).