Celeste Jackson is an African American, Haitian, and Jewish woman, working as a finance lawyer in New York City. She was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania to a Jewish mother, who traces her heritage to Haiti.
As a recipient of the 2010 Dorot Fellowship, a Jewish leadership fellowship, Celeste spent a year in Israel working on a project showcasing the diversity of the Jewish people. During her time in Israel, Celeste traveled the country, interviewing and documenting the life stories of Jews from diverse backgrounds, with a particular focus on less represented Jewish communities.
She is passionate about diversity and strives to create space for all Jews to promote and celebrate their unique Jewish identity.
• Feeling at Home Among 900 Black Jews at an Ethiopian-Israeli Wedding, Jewish&, August 27, 2019