Panel Discussion on Being Black and Jewish Featuring Lacy Delgado

Reher Center and Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley present:

Being Black & Jewish
The Nexus of Race and Antisemitism

This panel discussion shines light on the experiences of three women living at the intersection of Black and Jewish identities in the Hudson Valley: Lacey Schwartz Delgado, Ahvegyil Skolnick, and Randi Zinn. Moderated by Barry Mayo, this far-ranging conversation, hosted on Zoom, will explore their different histories, experience of discrimination, connections to Black and Jewish identities, and so much more.

“I wanted to be a part of this discussion as it is a journey and a conflict at the crux of my identity. The inter layered experience of being a Jewish person of color is one that has impacted every part of my life. I feel that more conversations need to be had to bring to light the richness of these identities and acknowledge the deficiencies within the communities when it comes to uplifting difference among us,” explains panelist Ahvegyil Skolnick.

Presented on April 7th at 7:00 PM


This event is free but you must register in advance. Registration link:

Co-Sponsored by the Reher Center and Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley

About the panelists:

LACEY DELGADO, director of the documentary Little White Lie, which explores her journey of being raised Jewish and thinking she was white—until, in college, she learned otherwise.

AHVEGYIL SKOLNICK, social worker, Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic, raised as a Jew with a Black mother.

RANDI ZINN, mindfulness and wellness expert, mindfulness and wellness expert, married to a Black man, raising their two children Jewish.

The event will be moderated by:
BARRY MAYO, documentary filmmaker, radio broadcaster, and Reher Center Board member, who identifies as a Black person often moving in Jewish spaces.

About the organizers:

The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History’s mission is to preserve and present stories with universal appeal about immigration, community, work and bread. It uses its historic bakery building in Kingston’s Rondout neighborhood to forge emotional connections among all peoples through tours and programs.

Congregation Emanuel of the Hudson Valley is an egalitarian, progressive, and socially active Reform Jewish congregation with a vibrant community and rich spiritual practices. We blend over 150 years of history with innovative and inclusive values, welcoming all with warmth and openness.