2022 SRE Convening Code of Conduct & Norms

Safety. Respect. Equity. These are the values and principles that we are committed to as an organization and as we convene for this virtual conference. The following is an outline of the policies and norms that are inherently part of SRE and therefore, part of this convening.

SRE 2021 Steps Toward Accountability

Taking accountability when we have caused harm is a part of ensuring gender justice. Read our Steps for Accountability published in June 2021.

SRE Report: We Need to Talk

A Review of Public Discourse and Survivor Experiences of Safety, Respect, and Equity in Jewish Workplaces and Communal Spaces

Responding to Disclosures of Victimization

In a session led by SRE Network Senior Advisor of Researching & Learning, Dr. Guila Benchimol, tips and more, were given to explore how to keep yourself, victim-survivors, and others safe as we hear personal disclosures of abuse. Read the Dos and Don'ts of Responding to Disclosures published in February 2022.

2021 SRE Network Standards - Refresh Guide

This guide was developed to outline the updates made to the 2021 SRE Network Standards. The guide includes a clean version of the refreshed Standards, a tracked changes version, and a summary of key changes.

The Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership: An Ecosystem View

Addressing five causes can make significant progress in closing the persistent and large gender gap among CEOs at Jewish nonprofit organizations.

Jewish Social Justice Roundtables Guiding Principles for a Racial Justice Framework

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable has created this pilot Racial Justice Framework to help guide and support our collective efforts around racial justice. This framework is a tool to help build the capacities of Jewish organizations to be more racially and ethnically diverse, inclusive, equitable and just.

TIME'S UP Impact Lab - Nevertheless, It Persists: Disrupting the Vicious Cycle of Institutionalized Sexism. Report and Summary

The COVID-19 crisis, the economic recession, and the renewed attention to racist, state-sanctioned violence have underscored what historically marginalized women — particularly women of color and low-paid women — face everyday: the burden of generations of sexist and racist institutions, norms, and policy choices that systematically limit women’s power and devalue the work that women do.

Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work? (2021)

Read the results from the Leading Edge Fifth Annual Employee Experience Survey.

Women in the Workplace (2021)

Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America. In 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company launched the study to give companies insights and tools to advance gender diversity in the workplace. Between 2015 and 2021, over 750 companies participated in the study, and more than a quarter of a million people were surveyed on their workplace experiences.
Awareness and Training, Featured, Policies and Procedures, Promoting Workplace Equity

Money, Gender and Power: A Guide to Funding with a Gender Lens

Created in partnership with gender justice leader Tuti B. Scott of Changemaker Strategies, and dedicated to the memory of Jewish feminist pioneer Nancy Schwartz Sternoff, Money, Power, and Gender invites Jewish communal leaders, funders, and activists of all genders to take concrete actions to advance gender equity, and commit to lifting up women and girls in the philanthropic landscape at large.
Awareness and Training, Education, Featured, Funders as Allies

Gender Equity and Leadership Initiative Report

This report shares the research and findings of the Gender Equity and Leadership Initiative, exploring how to enhance gender equity and leadership within Jewish educational institutions and the needs of professionals in the field of Jewish education. The Gender Equity and Leadership Initiative is housed at the Leadership Commons of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS.
Education, Featured, Promoting Workplace Equity

Coverage and Tools About Sexual Harassment at Nonprofits

For those working to prevent sexual harassment at a nonprofit or overcome a scandal, here is a collection of articles with advice from a variety of experts. You’ll find guidance on how to communicate with donors, respond when a leader is involved in a scandal, or better protect your fundraisers.
Awareness and Training, Education, Featured, Promoting Workplace Equity

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Harassment: Funders’ Practices and Challenges

Foundations committed to social justice and human rights have an important role in combating sexual harassment through their work, but they must also take all steps necessary to prevent and respond to it in their work. This report seeks to provide some food for thought in the form of foundations’ shared experiences as a basis for this kind of thought process. It is an invitation to think, discuss, and learn.
Education, Featured, Funders as Allies, Promoting Workplace Equity

The Pledge on Live the Pledge

13 action steps for men to take to turn being an ally into a verb. We are calling men in to live their allyhood as a verb by committing to, sharing, and living out the pledges that first emerged in the The Week That All Jewish Women Turned Invisible article. Live The Pledge is a new website to help allies actively engage in this comprehensive list of actions. With input from male allies and focus groups, these pledges have been expanded to bring them to life as part of our ongoing commitment to achieving greater gender equity in our Jewish communal workspaces.
Featured, Funders as Allies, Men as Allies, Promoting Workplace Equity

#NowWhat: The Sexual Harassment Solutions Toolkit

Taking action to prevent and end sexual harassment in workplaces, informed by research and practice.

Keshet’s Community Inclusion Guides

Inclusion 101 guides for synagogues, day schools, summer camps, Hillels, and Jewish youth groups. Keshet is a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBTQ Jews and straight allies, Keshet cultivates the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community.

CCAR Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate

The CCAR is taking an active step toward addressing the reality of life in the rabbinate as experienced by women rabbis.

Creating Workplaces Free from Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Violence, and Stalking from Workplaces Respond

Workplaces Respond is a national resource center that provides resources, training and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, trafficking, and stalking impacting the workplace.

National Women’s Law Center Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

The National Women’s Law Center will connect individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace or related retaliation with attorneys who can provide legal assistance including a free initial consultation.

EEOC - Rebooting Harassment Prevention

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against or sexually harass anyone in the workplace.

Checklists and Chart of Risk Factors for Employers on Harassment Prevention

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against or sexually harass anyone in the workplace.

Reform Pay Equity Initiative

The Reform Pay Equity Initiative will comprehensively assess the salaries of the professionals who serve Reform institutions, develop a plan to address inequities, and evaluate the impact of interventions.

Judaism, #MeToo and Ethical Leadership: Perspectives from the Created Equal Project

Judaism, #metoo and Ethical Leadership: Perspectives from the Created Equal Project explores how Jewish ideas can inform the current discourse on power, privilege and sexual assault and generates new insights and deep conversation.

The Torah of #MeToo

The questions and responses gathered below express a wisdom that emerges from communal conversation and from lived experience in this #MeToo moment.
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