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.

 

Cultivation

Education

Honesty

Respect

Reciprocation

Empowerment

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

 
 

OUR TEAM

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Dr. Shari Rogers

President of Spill the Honey; Director of Shared Legacies

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Lisa Weitzman

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

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Blake Weissman

Spill the Honey 

National Youth President

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Marvin Beatty

Vice President of Spill the Honey

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Alexis Scott

Media Consultant

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Shoshana Janer

Treasurer

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Barbara Schwartz

Secretary

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Robin Washington

Board Member

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Rabbi Capers Funnye

Lead Rabbinical Adviser

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Dr. Clarence B. Jones

Historical Advisor

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Lou Gossett Jr.

Advisor

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Dr. Susanna Heschel

Historical Advisor

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Dr. Hillel Levine

Historical Advisor

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Dr. Michael Berenbaum

Historical Advisor

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Dr. Gary Zola

Historical Advisor

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William G. Anderson

Historical Advisor

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Bruce Haynes

Curriculum Advisor

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Ambassador David Saperstein

Historical Advisor

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Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner

Historical Advisor

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Edwin Black

Historical Advisor

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Rabbi Ben Kamin

Historical Advisor

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Sherry Frank

Jewish Community Activist

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Rev. Gerald Durley

Adviser

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Donna Charles

Business Outreach

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Carl Dickerson

Business Outreach

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Dr. Charles Asher Small

Adviser

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Candida Sweeting Mobley

Community Outreach

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Johnny Taylor

Community Outreach

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James E. White Jr.

Adviser

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Rev. Kenneth Flowers

Community Outreach

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Rabbi Capers Funnye

Rabbinical Adviser

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Rabbi Alvin Sugarman

Rabbinical Adviser

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W. Wilder Knight

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)

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Rabbi Everett Gendler

Rabbinical Adviser

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Rev. Jim V Jr.

Adviser

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Mayer Morganroth

Legal Counsel (Shared Legacies)

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Devon Cunningham

Art Director

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Yale Stum

Music Director

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Mali Hunter

Music Director

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Shari Kaufman

Holocaust Educator

Howard Hertz

Legal Counsel

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Joe Bellanca

Legal Counsel

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Judith Glassman Etkin

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Amy Nederlander

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Maxine Dovere

Photographer

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Laura Swartz

Event Coordinator

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Tiffany Harris

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Skylar Mitchell

Advisor

Advisor

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Lynn Orman

Social Media Outreach

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Coco Lurz

Alumni Ambassador

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Micah Romaner

VP Operations

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Andrew Lay

Internal Ambassador Coordinator

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Sam Edelstein

Social Media Specialist

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Josh Savitz

Lead Creative Director

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Julia Jassey

VP Educational Development

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Julia Plawker

Lead Graphic Designer

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Zion Martin

Ambassador

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Alexa Bates

Social Media Specialist

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Zachary Schaffer

Lead Facilitator

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Zaccariah Wright

Director of Education

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Sammy Schwartz

External Community Builder

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Anna Topping

Event  Coordinator