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Safety Respect Equity

A Jewish network to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination

Goals

Change won’t happen overnight. But it starts today. Commit to ensuring safe, respectful and equitable Jewish workplaces and communal spaces.

Safety

Environments free from harassment and intimidation based on gender or sexuality.

Respect

People treated with civility, courtesy and professionalism.

Equity

People dealt with fairly, equally and given the same opportunities for participation, membership and advancement.

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Focus

SRE encompasses the following four areas of focus:

Commitment

Mutual promise among nonprofits and philanthropies to enact the highest standards in their organizations

Standards

Comprehensive standards for safe, respectful and equitable workplaces and communal spaces

Resources

Expertise, tools and funding to support organizational and cultural change throughout the community

Grantmaking

Funding opportunities to advance organizational efforts that foster safe, respectful and equitable workplaces and communal spaces

Facts

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.