Convening to Inspire Safer, More Respectful, and Equitable Jewish Workplaces and Communal Spaces During Challenging Year

Hosted by SRE Network, speakers and sessions will call attention to the urgency of prioritizing healthy Jewish nonprofit workplace cultures amidst a painful year.

2024 convening

June 3, 2024More than 200 people will gather on June 4 and 5 in New York City to spark transformative change for the Jewish nonprofit sector through deep learning at skill-building workshops, interactive peer learning labs, and panels of leading changemakers. Hosted by SRE Network (safety, respect, equity), the “Learning Lab for Change” convening will feature esteemed speakers from leading nonprofits and businesses, including:

  • Gali Cooks, President & CEO, Leading Edge
  • Dr. Amy Diehl, Gender Bias Expert and Author
  • Lisa Eisen, Co-President, Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Rachel Garbow Monroe, President & CEO, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Ilana Kaufman, CEO, Jews of Color Initiative
  • Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President, Union for Reform Judaism

Additionally, SRE will welcome its incoming Executive Director, Rachel Gildiner.

The Convening includes a number of immersive breakout sessions to delve into topics such as understanding equity in the workplace through a multidimensional lens, leading organizations during tumultuous times, navigating power dynamics, driving pay equity forward, combatting sexism and racism in the workplace, applying SRE principles to the antisemitism conversation in the workplace, building equitable operations practices, and more. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge, develop key tools, and build a supportive network of allies so they can return to their organizations ready and eager to take this work to the next level.

SRE Network believes Jewish organizations are capable of creating and sustaining safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces for all, provided they are committed and have the appropriate skills, tools, and resources to be effective,” says Shaina Wasserman, Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of Strategic Operations for SRE Network, “So during one of the most challenging years our Jewish community has faced in decades, we are excited and hopeful for the meaningful impact this Convening will have to foster healthier workplace cultures of belonging that our Jewish community urgently needs to thrive.”

Since its launch in 2018, SRE Network has grown to include more than 175 Jewish organizations and has seeded $6 million in grants to support organizations’ efforts toward change. Its annual report of nearly all member organizations highlights the progress they make toward building safer, more respectful, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces.

The convening, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York, runs from the evening of June 4 to the evening of June 5. More information is at


SRE Network promotes Jewish workplaces and communal spaces in becoming safe, respectful, and equitable through network building, resource sharing, and community investments. As a network of over 175 Jewish organizations, we are working towards a Jewish communal landscape where people are free from abuse, engage one another with dignity, and are treated fairly. Learn more at:

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