Warm and Welcoming: How the Jewish Community Can Become Truly Diverse and Inclusive in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Warm and Welcoming tackles institutionalized biases and barriers to inclusion within Jewish communities, offering stories and context about the issues facing Jews of all backgrounds, as well as practical, concrete advice to change how Jewish institutions of all sizes, capacities, and histories engage with diverse populations.
Warren Hoffman is executive director of the Association for Jewish Studies, the largest academic Jewish Studies membership organization in the world. He has spent his career working in Jewish communal agencies including JCCs and Federations to bring change, innovation, and new ideas to legacy organizations. Hoffman is author of two books: The Passing Game: Queering Jewish American Culture and The Great White Way: Race and the Broadway Musical. The Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia named Hoffman one of the "most influential Jews under 50" and the "Next Wave of Arts and Culture" in Philadelphia. Miriam Steinberg-Egeth currently serves as the Strategic Manager for Hadar. Previously, she was the director of the Center City Kehillah, a collaboration of thirty organizations working together to bolster Jewish life in Philadelphia; the administrator for the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia; and a Hillel professional, working with both graduate and undergraduate students. She has been a consultant for institutions on community organizing, Jewish engagement, and professional networking, as well as an editor for organizational websites and public communications. She is a member of the Kenissa network and has trained with PresenTense and JOIN for Justice.