We are two diverse multicultural Jewish women of color who come to this work with different lived experiences and stories, joining our voices to reflect the past, present and future diversity of the Jewish people -- who care about racial justice, who care about our beloved Jewish community coming together to make a collective impact -- that is the heart of who we are.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Various departments at the URJ have worked with Tamar and Jill both as individuals as well as a team. They are both skilled facilitators who have a deep commitment to justice and are laser focused on creating communities of belonging in the Jewish community. Anyone who works with them will surely benefit from their open and effective communication and leadership. Whether it’s a workshop for a large team, or individual coaching around racial equity, I can assure you that you are in the best of hands. Both the URJ and the REDI team are grateful for Jill and Tamar’s meaningful contributions to Jewish justice. We look forward to many more collaborations with them as partners."
Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion/
Audacious Hospitality Team
Union for Reform Judaism
Jill was raised in Claremont, CA. She received her B.A. in Fashion Merchandising from California State University, Long Beach after transitioning from studying French, Spanish, and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Irvine. She is a certified Health Coach and is also certified in traditional African Herbal Healing. She is a buyer for a contemporary women's boutique
and a loving caregiver for her mother. She currently focuses on both her fashion industry career and Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
(REDI) work as a REDI consultant for local and national organizations through her consulting group 3W with her partner Tamar Ghidalia and BI Collaborative. She is the DEIB Consultant for the Sandra Caplan Community Bet Din where she was key in presenting several days of learning on Racial, Equity, and Inclusion which included performances from the cast of True Colors, DEI training from Be'chol Lashon, and a lunch and learn featuring Marc Dollinger. She worked closely with outreach to select and train a team of mentors to work specifically with people of color embarking on their Jewish journey. She finds creative ways to ensure that everything is done through a lens of inclusion and belonging from written materials to visual representation and beyond. She is a contracted facilitator for the Union of Reform Judaism’s Audacious Hospitality and she is also on the RAC National Justice Leadership team. She is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Ikar in Los Angeles, CA., and the Executive Board at Temple Beth Israel in Pomona, CA. where she is the chair of the DEI committee. She is passionate about social justice, sustainable fashion solutions, food justice, and reggae music. In her free time, Jill can be found working in her garden, spending time at the gym, and experimenting in the kitchen with
vegetarian dishes. Jill is an alumnus of the URJ’s (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion JewV’Nation Fellowship, and completed the Don't Kvetch Community Organizing training through Bend the Arc.
Tamar Ghidalia (she/her) is a Jew of Color of Sephardic (Spanish) heritage who was born in Tunisia, fled with her family to France, and subsequently immigrated to Israel and then to the U.S. She has a B.A. in Education and Hebrew Literature from Paris Sorbonne University and a B.A. in Music from the Conservatoire de Paris.
Tamar is an educator and professional musician with 30+ years of experience in teaching, facilitating, leadership, mentoring, program building, curriculum development and program management. Most recently, she worked for six years as the Executive Director of Urban Arts Academy, a South Minneapolis non-profit serving diverse students and families through art-infused education.
In 2018, Tamar was honored by congregation Shir Tikvah, Minneapolis, with the Radical Hospitality Award for her work with the Racial Justice Task Force. In 2005, she received the
Paul Wellstone Call to Action Award for her work in racial justice. Tamar completed the 2019- 2020 URJ’s (DEI) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion JewV’Nation Fellowship (she is now an alumni).
Tamar is a leader in the racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) space, working through 3W Consulting, as well as with BI Collaborative, and Edot-The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative. She has developed partnerships between organizations to collaborate for success.
Tamar’s most recent REDI trainings were for YIPA in MN (Youth Intervention Program Association) and for JPRO New York Network. She currently is on the RAC (Religious Action Center) Racial Justice Campaign Leadership Team which looks at systemic change at the community, State and Federal levels.
Our purpose is to work on transforming the hearts and minds of those seeking change through our Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (REDI) curriculum.
Our work is grounded in Jewish values, and when entering Jewish sacred spaces with one another, we will build competency and understanding of white privilege.
Through relationship building, the impact of our trainings will result in structural reform of policies and practices.
We honor Jews of Color’s voices and strive for empathetic action by appealing to the deepest part of our shared humanity.
We focus our efforts within the Jewish sphere, working with executives and professionals of Jewish institutions, congregations, educational settings and camps (as well as funders) in small and large groups and offering individual coaching support.