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Amanda Crichlow Silva


Amanda Crichlow Silva (she/her/hers) facilitates dialogue and learning around issues of social justice, particularly race, religion, and their intersection. Amanda brings her life experiences as a Latina Jew and over 10 years of interfaith work to inform her teachings. In particular, Amanda works with organizations to strategically create experiences to increase understanding of topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. She teaches on topics such as:

  • White Supremacy Culture
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion and Spirituality
  • Civic Engagement
  • Black and Jewish Collaboration and Conflict
  • Latinx Jewish Identity Formation
  • Jews of Color

Growing up in rural Nebraska, Amanda moved to Omaha in 2009 to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha, studying Religious Studies and Sociology. Her research interests include Black and Jewish collaboration and conflict, issues of identity formation, and societal change. Amanda currently sits on the grant-making committee for the Jew of Color Initiative and serves as the Board President for the upcoming Omaha For Us: LGBTQ+ Center. Previously, she served on the Omaha Public School Board of Directors from 2016-2020. She was a participant in the Union for Reform Judaism’s Jew v’Nation Jews of Color Fellowship. You can read her blog posts for the Religious Studies Project and listen to her on the Wholly Jewish podcast.

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