Spill the Honey’s vision is to use the transformative power of the arts to change hearts and minds and seek to move people to act for social change. It amplifies the voices of the historic African American-Jewish civil rights coalition in order to reinforce shared legacies that can still foster empathy, nurture compassion, and build partnerships transcending divisions of race, class, gender, and ethnicity. Spill the Honey recognizes and honors the Jewish-American community’s legacy of fighting anti-Semitism and surviving the Holocaust and the African-American community’s legacy enduring slavery and fighting for freedom. The historic connections between these two communities can serve as a foundation for teaching tolerance of cultural differences, focusing public attention on present-day injustice, and encouraging young people to become global citizens.








To promote continued dialogue, cooperation, and coalition building among diverse people and communities to achieve social justice, beginning with African Americans and Jews.

To highlight the alliance between African Americans and Jews that helped America dismantle Jim Crow segregation, though institutional racism still must be vanquished.

To educate the next generation about the history, relevance, and transformative power of uniting diverse communities that share common values of justice, truth, and equality.

To elucidate the reality that persecution is not a monopoly of any one people or culture; rather, it is a shared human experience that can only be ended and transcended when people unite across boundaries


Spill the Honey has developed and produced Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance, a feature length documentary film that focuses on a proud chapter in modern American history when two communities of different backgrounds collaborated to transform the moral conscience of the nation. The powerful lessons of this crucial history must be remembered. For too many people today, the history of African Americans and Jews coming together has never been shared nor heard. We believe that that this relationship is, and can be, an inspiration that allows for people now to transcend their differences and cooperate so that future generations can participate in a vibrant pluralism. To date, Spill the Honey has captured more than 150 hours of film interviews with living witnesses to history in a 95 minute documentary



Dr. Shari Rogers

President of Spill the Honey; Director of Shared Legacies

Lisa Weitzman

Executive Director of Spill the Honey; Executive Producer of Shared Legacies

Blake Weissman

Spill the Honey 

National Youth President

Marvin Beatty

Vice President of Spill the Honey

Alexis Scott

Media Consultant

Shoshana Janer


Barbara Schwartz


Robin Washington

Board Member

Rabbi Capers Funnye

Lead Rabbinical Adviser

Dr. Clarence B. Jones

Historical Advisor

Lou Gossett Jr.


Dr. Susanna Heschel

Historical Advisor

Dr. Hillel Levine

Historical Advisor

Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Historical Advisor

Dr. Gary Zola

Historical Advisor

William G. Anderson

Historical Advisor

Bruce Haynes

Curriculum Advisor

Ambassador David Saperstein

Historical Advisor

Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Historical Advisor

Edwin Black

Historical Advisor

Rabbi Ben Kamin

Historical Advisor

Sherry Frank

Jewish Community Activist

Rev. Gerald Durley


Donna Charles

Business Outreach

Carl Dickerson

Business Outreach

Dr. Charles Asher Small


Candida Sweeting Mobley

Community Outreach

Johnny Taylor

Community Outreach

James E. White Jr.


Rev. Kenneth Flowers

Community Outreach

Rabbi Capers Funnye

Rabbinical Adviser

Rabbi Alvin Sugarman

Rabbinical Adviser

W. Wilder Knight

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)

Rabbi Everett Gendler

Rabbinical Adviser

Rev. Jim V Jr.


Mayer Morganroth

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)

Devon Cunningham

Art Director

Yale Stum

Music Director

Mali Hunter

Music Director

Shari Kaufman

Holocaust Educator

Howard Hertz

Legal Counsel

Joe Bellanca

Legal Counsel

Judith Glassman Etkin

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Amy Nederlander

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Maxine Dovere


Laura Swartz

Event Coordinator

Tiffany Harris

Skylar Mitchell



Lynn Orman

Social Media Outreach

Coco Lurz

Alumni Ambassador

Micah Romaner

VP Operations

Andrew Lay

Internal Ambassador Coordinator

Sam Edelstein

Social Media Specialist

Josh Savitz

Lead Creative Director

Julia Jassey

VP Educational Development

Julia Plawker

Lead Graphic Designer

Zion Martin


Alexa Bates

Social Media Specialist

Zachary Schaffer

Lead Facilitator

Zaccariah Wright

Director of Education

Sammy Schwartz

External Community Builder

Anna Topping

Event  Coordinator