The journey to becoming Rivkush

Rivka “Rivkush” Campbell, a Jew of Jamaican descent, has been one of Canada’s most vocal Jews of colour. As a co-founder of Jews of Colour Canada, as well as a new podcaster with The CJN Podcast Network (listen to the trailer here), Rivkush is focused on making the voices of JOCs heard in the mainstream Canadian Jewish community on subjects beyond race and identity politics.

But she wasn’t always an activist, and her work has changed a lot in the past year. Rivkush joins Ilana for a special one-on-one conversation about why she decided to start her organization, the work she’s doing on diversity in the Jewish community and why JOCs need to be included in broader dialogues.

Bonjour Chai is hosted by Avi Finegold, Melissa Lantsman and Ilana Zackon. Michael Fraiman is the producer. Andrew Goulet is the technical producer. Our theme music is by Socalled. The show is a co-production from The Jewish Learning Lab and The CJN, and is distributed by The CJN Podcast Network

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