Debra Darvick's Writings
Torah at the Center
Who knew writing a children’s picture book celebrating Jewish diversity would expose prejudice, enmesh me in debate, and provoke a discussion about what gay people look like? I wrote I love Jewish faceswith two goals: validation and consciousness-raising. I wanted Jewish children of color to see themselves in the pages of their Jewish books. I wanted African...
From yellow No. 2 to IBM Selectric to MacBookPro -- it's always been about getting the words down.”
—[This Jewish Life, Stories of Discovery, Connection and Joy] is a profoundly Jewish book. It retells the tales of our people as they are in all their glorious diversity, their raucous integrity and their wonderful, infuriating stiff-necked exuberance. Debra Darvick has given us the voices. We give her our thanks. Rabbi David Wolpe,
Debra Darvick’s loves: •Speaking French. •The impervious rusty color of Georgia red clay; the white lace of dogwood blossoms against a blue spring sky; drifts of pink azalea; all of which surrounded her in her youth. •Having attended Kenyon College where she...
Causes Debra Darvick Supports