Yavilah McCoy

Activist, Founder, Educator, Writer, Diversity and Anti-racism Practitioner

Yavilah McCoy is the founder of Ayecha, one of the first nonprofit Jewish organizations to provide Jewish Diversity education and advocacy for Jews of color in the United States. Within Ayecha, Yavilah worked extensively with rabbis, synagogues, schools, federations and agencies to increase racial and cultural awareness and expand inclusion. Yavilah currently directs Dimensions Educational Consulting in Boston, where she continues, both within and outside of the Jewish sector, to develop strategic relationships across race, religion, identity and culture. Yavilah is the writer, producer and performer for the Jewish Gospel theatrical production “The Colors of Water”, which explores the matriarchal journey of four generations of her African-American Jewish family. Yavilah currently resides in Newton with her husband and four children.

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