Jewish community

This means Jews—of both matrilineal and patrilineal descent, as well as Jews by choice—together with the non-Jews who are part of their families and communities. Jews have lived in every society on every continent, and so this includes Ashkenazim (of European descent), Asian Jews (from China, India, and parts of Russia), BIPOC Jews (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color), Mizrachim (the Israeli term for communities of Middle Eastern/Arab descent), Persians, Sephardim (of Spanish and Portuguese descent), Syrians, and more. As an American organization, Emor primarily uses “Jewish community” to refer to Jews in the United States.