Jews of colour face antisemitism and racism—from the right and the left

(Photo courtesy Tyler Samuels)

How should Jews think about race? Some prefer not to think about it at all—but ignoring problems in our community won’t make them disappear. Jews of colour routinely fight for visibility and push for white Jews to think twice before making assumptions, especially in Jewish spaces.

Tyler Samuels has felt this personally. As a Jew of Jamaican descent, a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, a summer intern at B’nai Brith Canada and the vice president of engagement at Jews of Colour Canada, Tyler has been a vocal presence in Canada’s Jewish community, speaking out against implicit antisemitism and racism from both sides of the political spectrum.

In the first episode of Rivkush, The CJN’s new podcast about Jews of Colour, Tyler joins to discuss his experiences with campus activists, his reaction to the recent emergency summit on antisemitism and the lesser-known connections between Jamaicans and Jews.

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Rivkush is hosted by Rivka Campbell. Michael Fraiman is the producer and editor. Our theme music is by Westside Gravy. We are a proud member of The CJN Podcast Network—find more great Jewish podcasts at