The Jews of the Seacoast NAACP

OK, I know Jews are all about justice. It shows in our giving tzedakah, community activities, even when making academic and career choices. Such involvement is definitely not unique to the Jewish community, but Justice is one culturally-ingrained Jewish value that┬áparents begin instilling in their children at a very young age (although maybe Bibi’s parentsContinue reading “The Jews of the Seacoast NAACP”

African Burying Ground

I recently attended a gathering at Temple Israel, where African American and Jewish community leaders spoke, celebrating the fundraising project that will support the Portsmouth African Burying Ground. The Chestnut Street memorial park will honor the 200 unnamed African slaves buried on that site, whose remains were discovered in 2003. African American speakers included Rev.Continue reading “African Burying Ground”