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3W Consulting
3W Consulting is a fiscally sponsored project of JCA (Jewish Community Action), a 501C3 Nonprofit organization.                                                       All donations are 100% deductible to the full extent of the law.

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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."

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Racial Equity, Diversity & Inclusion/

Audacious Hospitality Team

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Jill Housen

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Jill (She/her) 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.
 

Jill  works as a REDI consultant for local and national organizations through her consulting group 3W Consulting with her partner Tamar Ghidalia. 

As part of a three-year program, Jill also works with 3W Consulting coaching four Jewish Camps in the states of Colorado and New York. 

 

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. Jill received a generous grant from JOCI to develop a pilot program to mentor Black and other People of Color who are in the process of converting to Judaism. 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 was also on the RAC National Justice Leadership team. 

Jill is an alumnus of the URJ’s (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion JewV’Nation Fellowship, and went back last year with Tamar to co-lead the JewV’Nation Fellowship.  https://urj.org/what-we-do/audacious-hospitality/jewvnation-fellowship/jewvnation-fellowships-2022-jews-color-leadership-cohort

She is a  member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Ikar in Los Angeles, CA.

 

She completed the Don't Kvetch Community Organizing training through Bend the Arc.

She is presently part of the Iowa Project and Kirva Institute POC IOWA DRIO Va’ad

 (People of Color Iowa Dismantling Racism from The Inside Out Va'ad)  led by Yehuda Webster and Keshira haLev Fife, a program that merges Anti-Racism work and Mussar practices. After completion of this initiative, she will be trained as a facilitator.

 

She is also an active fellow of Project Shema, an independent nonprofit organization that trains and supports the Jewish community and allies to understand and address contemporary antisemitism, with an emphasis on how anti-Jewish ideas can emerge in progressive spaces and in discourse around Israel and Palestine. Jill is creating a framework for Black and Multi-racial Jews to address antisemitism as it presents itself in progressive circles.

 

She is passionate about social and racial 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. She is a loving caregiver for her mother.

 

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Tamar Ghidalia

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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 Palestine in 1976, and then to MN in 1989. 

She has a B.A. in Education and Hebrew Literature from Paris Sorbonne University and a B.A. in Music (Percussion) 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 over 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 Shir Tikvah with the Radical Hospitality Award for her work with the Racial Justice Task Force. In 2005, she received the​ JCA 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 and had the amazing opportunity to go back and co-lead the same fellowship last year.

https://urj.org/what-we-do/audacious-hospitality/jewvnation-fellowship/jewvnation-fellowships-2022-jews-color-leadership-cohort

 

Tamar is a leader in the racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) space, working through 3W Consulting, as well as with Edot-The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative.

 

She has developed partnerships between organizations to collaborate for success.


Tamar’s recent REDI ​work ​includes YIPA in MN (Youth Intervention Program Association), JPRO New York Network, JBBBS of Greater Boston and 4 Jewish Camps in the states of Colorado and New York. 

Tamar teaches for the URJ Intro to Judaism and Hebrew classes online, as well as Hebrew for Ammud, the JOC Torah School.

She was on the RAC National Justice Leadership team.

She is now part of the Iowa Project and Kirva Institute POC IOWA DRIO Va’ad ( People of Color Iowa Dismantling Racism from The Inside Out Va'ad)  led by Yehuda Webster and Keshira haLev Fife, a program that merges Anti-Racism work and Mussar practices.

After completion of this initiative, she will be trained as a facilitator.

Tamar is on the Board of Dimensions Educational Consulting inc. a Nonprofit led by Yavilah McCoy,  and is constantly learning about how to incorporate liberatory practice in all aspects of professional and personal life.

Tamar is blessed with 3 beautiful daughters and three gorgeous grandchildren!

Mission

  • 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 work 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 primarily 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.

Services Offered

  • PODCASTS

  • PANELS

  • WEBINARS

  • TRAININGS (DIFFERENT MODULES TO ACCOMODATE YOUR NEEDS)

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