Novemeber 10, 2022 — Today we present a “Mazel Talk” with SRE Network Advisory Board Chair Lisa Eisen. Lisa Co-President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and was integral to the founding of the SRE Network.
Why are you Chair of the SRE Advisory Board?
As one of the founders of SRE Network, I’m deeply committed to the idea that the Jewish community should be safe and equitable. We know our community can be healthier and stronger if we are more inclusive and treat everybody with the dignity and respect that they deserve. SRE is already helping organizations create just those kinds of environments. As someone who believes deeply in the power of women's leadership and our contributions to our community and our society, I want to ensure women and all people to feel that they can realize their full potential and contribute fully to Jewish life.
What is one thing you want the rest of the Jewish community to know about SRE Network?
I want the Jewish community to know that there's a network of organizations that care about gender equity. They care about safety and the thriving of people within Jewish organizations and Jewish life. And sometimes that work happens quietly behind the scenes. Sometimes it happens more publicly. In both cases we are helping drive to change that we want to see in the Jewish community.
How does your professional role intersect with the work of SRE?
I’m the president of an organization that is deeply committed to Jewish values, the equality of all people, to treating all people with respect, pursuing justice and making our world better. I see SRE’s efforts as a clear and natural extension of our philanthropy. Unfortunately for so many Jewish professionals and leaders, safety, respect, and equity aren’t a part of their work. So to see how it can be so seamlessly connected is so important, helpful, and in alignment with my priorities.