Celeste Jackson

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.

Selected Publications

Feeling at Home Among 900 Black Jews at an Ethiopian-Israeli Wedding, Jewish&, August 27, 2019