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SRE Leadership

The Coalition is currently a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund (NVF) and has been managed by Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies (Third Plateau) and overseen by an Advisory Board of communal leaders.


Managing Team

  • Guila Benchimol, Expert-in-residence
  • Emily Thielmann, Director, Third Plateau
  • Carly Straus, Special Projects Coordinator, Third Plateau


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides oversight and strategic guidance for the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition. We are grateful to its members for their leadership:

Lisa Eisen
Advisory Board Chair
President, U.S. Jewish Portfolio
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Robert Bank
President & CEO
American Jewish World Service

Barbara Dobkin
Dobkin Family Foundation

Aaron Dorfman
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Sheila Katz
National Council of Jewish Women

Nancy Kaufman
NKK Strategic Advisers

Idit Klein
President & CEO

Charlene Seidle
Executive Vice President
Leichtag Foundation

Coalition Leadership

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 individuals 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 individuals on the list.

  • Elka Abrahamson
  • Ilana Aisen
  • Jamie Allen Black
  • Sharon Alpert
  • Robert Bank
  • Guila Benchimol
  • Shira Berkovits
  • Elizabeth Berman
  • Paul Bernstein
  • Joy Brand-Richardson
  • Miriam Chilton
  • Gali Cooks
  • Karen Davidson
  • Barbara Dobkin
  • Aaron Dorfman
  • Lisa Eisen
  • Naomi Eisenberger
  • Barry Finestone
  • Jeremy Fingerman
  • Liz Fisher
  • Rachel Garbow Monroe
  • Idana Goldberg
  • Cindy Greenberg
  • Rabba Sara Hurwitz
  • Andrea Jacobs
  • Meredith Jacobs
  • Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield
  • Rachel Levin
  • Martin Kaminer
  • Gabriella Kamran
  • Sheila Katz
  • Nancy Kaufman
  • Jamie Kiles
  • Idit Klein
  • Adina Konikoff
  • Mimi Kravetz
  • Rabbi Esther Lederman
  • Seth Linden
  • Sharon Masling
  • Yavilah McCoy
  • Darin McKeever
  • Ruth Messinger
  • Deborah Meyer
  • Nicole Nevarez
  • Jody Rabhan
  • Stefanie Rhodes
  • Judith Rosenbaum
  • Stephanie Ruskay
  • Pablo Weinsteiner
  • Thomas Ruderman
  • Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
  • David Schizer
  • Charlene Seidle
  • Tilly Shames
  • Jerry Silverman
  • Adam Simon
  • Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu
  • Andrés Spokoiny
  • Rabbi Mira Wasserman
  • Elyse Wechterman
  • Jenna Weinberg
  • Lori Weinstein
  • Rabbi Mary Zamore

Leadership list current as of August 6, 2019.

Coalition Funders

The SafetyRespectEquity Coalition is generously supported by the following funders:

  • Aviv Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • The Crown Family
  • The Diane P. and Guilford Glazer Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • The Klarman Family Foundation
  • Leichtag Foundation
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • One8/Jacobson Foundation
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • The Russell Berrie Foundation