Environments free from harassment and intimidation based on gender or sexuality.
People treated with civility, courtesy and professionalism.
People dealt with fairly, equally and given the same opportunities for participation, membership and advancement.
The #MeToo movement has revealed an inescapable truth: sexual harassment, sexism and gender discrimination exist everywhere, and the Jewish community is no exception.
We are both inspired and obligated by Jewish tradition to address these injustices against women and people of all genders, in accordance with legal requirements and informed by the highest ethical standards.
The coalition encompasses four focus areas.
Mutual promise among nonprofits and philanthropies to enact the highest standards in their organizations.
Comprehensive standards for safe, respectful and equitable work environments and communal spaces.
Expertise, tools and funding to support organizational and cultural change throughout the community.
Catalyzing and coordinating activities that address both urgent, immediate issues and long-term systemic ones.
A diverse coalition working for change through collective...
The coalition is comprised of organizations and leaders that share our goals.* We seek to include agencies of all sizes, movements and locations; people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages and origins; professionals and volunteers, board members and community members; religious and secular, and the diverse racial and ethnic mosaic that makes up today’s Jewish community.
*The organizations listed below that are members of the coalition have committed to implementing the standards currently under development and to providing resources (time, money and/or expertise) to further the goals of the coalition. This work is in progress and not necessarily complete for most or all organizations on the list.
Together, we can create a Jewish community that is safe, respectful and equitable for all of us.
*Leadership list current as of August 21, 2018. Individuals with an asterisk by their name denote the co-chairs of the coalition’s governance groups.