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The Resource Center

We offer a growing list of resources for individuals who have experienced harassment and need support, as well as for organizations looking for guidance on how to strengthen their workplace culture. We will continue to update this list. Additional resources specific to the Jewish community will be available soon.

If you need immediate support, you can call the RAINN hotline. Individuals and organizations can also report issues to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

If you would like to recommend a resource be added to this list, please email coalition@safetyrespectequity.org.

 


 

SRE Toolkit

In addition to the numerous resources you’ll find here, we developed the Safety Respect Equity Coalition’s Standards Implementation Toolkit in collaboration with the SRE Coalition’s Working Groups and content experts to assist you in the integration of these standards throughout your organization. The Toolkit is accessible to Coalition Adopters who have completed the Diagnostic Assessment. Adopt the Commitment and gain access to these resources here. If you have any questions, please email us at coalition@safetyrespectequity.org.

 

Resources

Use the fields below to explore our resource library. Use the search field to look for specific keywords or use the dropdown menu to choose from our list of categories.

Women in the Workplace 2019 Report

Women in the Workplace is the largest study of the state of women in corporate America. This year, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company collected information from 329 organizations employing 13 million people and surveyed more than 68,500 employees to better understand their day-to-day work experiences.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

genEquality / Nudge Art

genEquality is dedicated to activating people to achieve gender equality through beliefs & behaviors. genEquality produces Nudge Art, which are visual installations designed to nudge their beholders towards inclusive and equal beliefs & behaviors. Available as both a print campaign or community-created mosaic art project, Nudge Art is a research-backed, impact-oriented, measurable approach to diversity & inclusion.

Awareness and TrainingPromoting Workplace Equity

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

Slingshot

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 TrainingEducationFunders as Allies

Ta'amod: Stand Up

Ta’amod: Stand Up seeks to help Jewish communal institutions and all who work, learn, or worship at them develop cultures of safety, respect, and equity. We offer training and policy development as well as a robust resource bank of materials and referrals in support of Jewish organizations and congregations. Ta’amod brings this work to the Jewish community with a lens of Jewish values and ethics and an acute understanding of the unique dynamics and needs of the Jewish communal space.

Awareness and TrainingMen as AlliesPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Model Event Policy

This model policy is an example code of conduct for events.

Policies and Procedures

Model Employment Policy

This model policy covers topics including nondiscrimination, objectionable conduct, and harassment; religious observations; accommodating impairments; and accommodating pregnancies and nursing mothers.

Policies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Coverage and Tools About Sexual Harassment at Nonprofits

Chronicle of Philanthropy

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 TrainingEducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Collective Action for Safe Spaces

CASS facilitates trainings and workshops for organizations on a variety of harassment-related topics, including bystander intervention, trainings for youth, and street harassment 101 and assertive responses.

Awareness and TrainingEducationTeen/Young Adult

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

Ariadne

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.

EducationFunders as AlliesPromoting Workplace Equity

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.

EducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Convention and Grounding Virtues

Reconstructing Judaism

These Convention and Grounding Virtues were originally developed by Reconstructing Judaism for their 2018 Convention. Other organizations can use and adapt this resource for their own upcoming events.

Policies and Procedures

Convention Covenant of Behavior

Reconstructing Judaism

This Covenant of Behavior was originally developed by Reconstructing Judaism for their 2018 convention. Other organizations can use and adapt this resource for their own upcoming events.

Policies and Procedures

Model Event Code of Conduct

SafetyRespectEquity Coalition

This model code of conduct was originally developed by the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition for the 2019 Jewish Funders Network Conference. We hope other organizations can use and adapt this template for their own upcoming events.

Policies and Procedures

The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic

By Rabbi Mary L. Zamore

Our use of and relationship with money must reflect our religious values--this book aims to start a comprehensive conversation about how Judaism can guide us in this multi-faceted relationship.

EducationFunders as Allies

EmpowHER: Implementing Sexual Harassment Guidance in the #MeToo Era

Social Justice Philanthropy

The B.A. Rudolph Foundation, (“BA Women”) is doing its part to contribute to initiatives to build equitable workplaces free of violence and harassment.

Awareness and TrainingEducationFunders as AlliesTeen/Young Adult

Women's Impact Initiative

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Women’s Impact Initiative (WII) is an 18-month initiative to assess, address and highlight the specific issues and challenges that women in the fundraising profession face.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?

Leading Edge 2018 Employee Experience Survey

As in previous years, Leading Edge conducted its 2018 Employee Experience Survey to support Jewish organizations on their journeys to strengthen their workplace cultures. By becoming “leading places to work” and ensuring they stay great, these organizations are making a commitment to fully empower their employees as they make the world a better place.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPromoting Workplace Equity

The Reform Jewish Quarterly Fall 2018

The CCAR Journal

This special issue – devoted to pay equity in the Reform movement – is sure to educate, to challenge, and to inspire. Explore sacred texts illuminating the subject of gender pay equity and discover how congregations can strive to compensate their employees fairly and justly.

Awareness and TrainingEducation

The Other Half

Quartz: How We'll Win

Today, few questions are more pressing than this one: What does it mean to be a man, a feminist, and an ally? We’ve interviewed 50 industry-leading men on their struggles, insights, fears, and regrets as they work to reconcile an unequal past with a rapidly changing future. This is not a list; it’s a collection of stories meant to inspire change.

Men as AlliesPromoting Workplace EquityStorytelling

Women in the Workplace 2018

LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company

Women in the Workplace 2018 is the largest comprehensive study of the state of women in corporate America. Since 2015, LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company have published this report annually to give companies and employees the information they need to advance women and improve gender diversity within their organizations.

EducationMen as AlliesPromoting Workplace Equity

Episode 24: Archiving #MeToo

Can We Talk?

In the first episode of the 2018-2019 season of Can We Talk?, we explore questions like these and share stories from our Archiving #MeToo project. Historian Keren McGinity shares her own #MeToo story and discusses how the movement has impacted the Jewish community.

StorytellingVictim Support

The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide

Basyle Tchividjian and Shira M. Berkovits

This handbook, authored and edited by a multidisciplinary team of child abuse experts, is designed for use by a group that will be formulating policies and procedures to protect children and deal with possible child abuse in their ministry, school, and/or church.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresTeen/Young Adult

Ma'yan

Ma’yan provides feminist, social justice, and leadership training to self-identified teen girls and teaches vital skills to parents and educators.

Awareness and TrainingEducationTeen/Young Adult

JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance

JOFA expands the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha (Jewish law), by advocating meaningful participation and equality for women in family life, synagogues, houses of learning and Jewish communal organizations to the full extent possible within halakha.

EducationStorytelling

10 Steps Nonprofits Can Take to Close the Pay Gap for Women

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Experts share advice to help managers identify wage differences based on gender, work to erase them, and build a hiring process that ensures equal pay.

EducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Safeguarding Our Children

Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale

This document proactively outlines how we will create a positive and enriching Jewish, educational, spiritual, social and cultural environment for the children who enter in our doors.

Awareness and TrainingEducationTeen/Young Adult

#NowWhat: The Sexual Harassment Solutions Toolkit

New America

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

Awareness and TrainingEducationPromoting Workplace Equity

The Ultimate Library of Resources for Building, Sharing and Wielding Power

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Case studies, articles, reports and other tools to enrich your Power Moves journey.

EducationFunders as Allies

Power Moves

National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

POWER MOVES: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice is a complete self-assessment toolkit to determine how well you are building, sharing and wielding power and identify ways to transform your programs and operations for lasting, equitable impact.

EducationFunders as Allies

Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic

Exponent Philanthropy

Funders must be aware of the power dynamic that exists between those who give away money and those who rely on philanthropic gifts, be empathetic to it, and be supportive. When we acknowledge this dynamic, bring grantees into the conversation, and build authentic, trusting relationships, we increase the opportunity to create meaningful impact together.

EducationFunders as Allies

Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building support and two times as likely to offer multiyear support.

Awareness and TrainingEducationFunders as Allies

Unicorns Unite

Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Jane Leu and Vu Le

Open your mind, and buckle up for a bumpy ride through a truth-telling journey about the dysfunctional relationship between foundations and nonprofits. We all know that it’s broken. So why haven't we fixed it?

EducationFunders as Allies

#MeToo Consulting & Training

JWI: Jewish Women International

JWI senior staff offers large group trainings with Federations, agencies, women’s organizations, organization conferences, and community events for an overview of the importance and value of proactively addressing sexual harassment in the Jewish communal world.

Awareness and TrainingEducationMen as Allies

Ken Means Yes

Ken Means Yes is an emerging action to increase consent language in the Jewish community, extending an educational arm to adults, teens, children, clergy and beyond rooted in Talmudic ideas and visions of safe and consensual touch.

Awareness and TrainingEducationMen as AlliesPromoting Workplace Equity

Employee Engagement Survey 2017

Leading Edge

To identify the sector's strengths and opportunities concerning workplace culture, Leading Edge partnered with Culture Amp to conduct a second annual employee engagement survey.

EducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Seven Jewish Values for Inclusive Community

Keshet

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.

EducationLGBTQTeen/Young Adult

Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)

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

EducationPolicies and Procedures

Our Whole Lives

Unitarian Universalist Association

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities.

EducationTeen/Young Adult

The Revenge of Dinah: A Feminist Seder on Rape Culture in the Jewish Community

Completed Research: Cohort 3

RTI Cohort 3 interns focused its research on rape culture in the Jewish community by creating the project, “The Revenge of Dinah,” half research paper, half feminist haggadah.

EducationTeen/Young Adult

Research Training Internship

Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago

The Jewish Federation of Chicago’s Research Training Internship (RTI), a selective 10-month paid internship where high-school-aged girls like you will advise The Jewish Federation’s work from your unique perspectives.

EducationTeen/Young Adult

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse

The Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse supports victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and live safely, educates the community about domestic abuse and appropriate responses, and prevents future generations from suffering domestic abuse.

Awareness and TrainingEducation

Power Shift Project

Freedom Forum Institute

The Power Shift Project helps journalists and newsroom leaders implement solutions to eliminate sexual harassment and creating opportunities for all.

Promoting Workplace EquityStorytelling

#MeToo in Sacred Spaces Panel

Religious News Association

In this panel, women share their first hand stories of assault, harassment, manipulation and abuse in religious settings, and how they and their faith communities respond.

EducationStorytelling

The Law of the Land: Boundaries, Consent, and Atonement

Eli Talks

Merissa Nathan Gerson leads us on an exploration of what it means for all Jewish bodies--cisgender and otherwise--to respect, to honor, and to teach one another about consent and to communally atone for our sins.

EducationStorytelling

Rosh Chodesh: A Guide to the Cycles of Our Lives At the Well

Eli Talks

Sarah Michal Waxman is on a mission to get women--all women--to join together in Rosh Chodesh circles.

EducationStorytelling

Love Shouldn't Hurt

Shalom Bayit

Love Shouldn’t Hurt is a youth-led Jewish dating violence prevention program.

Awareness and TrainingEducationTeen/Young Adult

At the Well

At The Well connects women to body, soul, and community through wellness education and Jewish spirituality.

EducationStorytelling

The Gender Equity in Hiring in the Jewish Community Project

The Gender Equity in Hiring Project is working to remove gender bias from hiring processes in Jewish organizational life in order to help women rise to positions of leadership.

Awareness and TrainingPromoting Workplace Equity

Toward Transparency: An Analysis of the 2012 Jewish Communal Professional Compensation Survey

eJewish Philanthropy

This article presents and analyzes the key findings of a 2012 compensation survey of the Jewish nonprofit sector.

Promoting Workplace Equity

Salary Survey 2017

The Forward

To provide a better accounting of where your donation money may be going, The Forward presents to you its eighth salary survey.

Promoting Workplace Equity

It's On Us

It’s On Us is a national movement to end sexual assault and asks everyone – students, community leaders, parents, organizations, and companies – to step up and realize that the conversation changes with us.

EducationMen as Allies

How We'll Win

Quartz

This is not a list: It’s a collection of insights from visionaries around the world aimed at anyone committed to empowering women.

EducationPromoting Workplace EquityStorytelling

RAINN

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. It provides a free, 24/7, confidential national sexual assault hotline, staffed by people who are trained to help in matters of sexual harassment or assault.

StorytellingVictim Support

Workplaces Respond to Domestic & Sexual Violence Resource Center

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.

Awareness and TrainingEducation

National Women's Law Center

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.

Promoting Workplace EquityVictim Support

#MeToo

The #MeToo Movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color, find pathways to healing. The proliferation of the #MeToo hashtag has turned local grassroots work into a global community.

Promoting Workplace EquityVictim Support

Time's Up

TIME’S UP is a national movement to address systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace. It partners with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements and corporate policies and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.

Promoting Workplace EquityVictim Support

Harassment Prevention and Respectful Workplace Training

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees) focus on respect, acceptable workplace conduct, and the types of behaviors that contribute to a respectful and inclusive workplace.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Rebooting Harassment Prevention

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Checklists and Chart of Risk Factors for Employers

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Salary Negotiation Workshops

American Association of University Women (AAUW)

AAUW Start Smart is designed for college women who are approaching the job market and focuses on helping you negotiate for a new job. AAUW Work Smart is designed for women who are already in the workforce at any career level and helps you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion.

EducationPromoting Workplace Equity

Reform Pay Equity Initiative

Women of Reform Judaism & Women's Rabbinic Network

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.

Awareness and TrainingEducationPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Strong Women Fellowship

JumpSpark

This fellowship is a glass-shattering, educational cohort providing female-identifying Jewish teens in Atlanta with unparalleled access to strong women leaders, thinkers and voices shaping the world we live in today.

Awareness and TrainingPromoting Workplace EquityTeen/Young Adult

B'Kavod

B'Kavod, or with respect, is a partnership of the Good People Fund and the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York to help Jewish communal institutions and all who work, learn or worship at them develop cultures of safety, respect and fairness.

Awareness and TrainingPromoting Workplace EquityStorytelling

Institutional Abuse in the Jewish Community

Shira Berkovitz

Shira Berkowits, founder and director of Sacred Spaces, explores three foundational categories of error in communal responses to allegations of sexual abuse - psychological, legal, and halakhic issues - and offers suggestions for avoiding these common missteps.

Awareness and TrainingPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Sacred Spaces

Sacred Spaces is a cross-denominational initiative to address abuses of power in Jewish institutions.

Awareness and TrainingPolicies and ProceduresPromoting Workplace Equity

Men Explain Things to Me

Jessica Solnit

In her comic, scathing essay “Men Explain Things to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what often goes wrong in conversations between men and women. She wrote about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don’t, about why this arises, and how this aspect of the gender wars works, airing some of her own hilariously awful encounters.

Men as AlliesStorytelling

Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power, and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All

Jaclyn Friedman

In Unscrewed, Friedman brings her sharp expertise and incisive observations on the state of sexual politics to the fore, sparking a culture-wide rethink about sex, power and what we accept.

Storytelling

What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex and Safety

Jaclyn Friedman

In this empowering, accessible guide, Jaclyn Friedman—co-editor of Yes Means Yes—gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world’s confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity.

Storytelling

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape

Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti

Yes Means Yes will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape.

Men as AlliesStorytelling

Archiving #MeToo

Jewish Women's Archive

The goal of this project is to create an archival collection to ensure that the breadth of Jewish voices and experiences is captured and preserved during this watershed moment.

Storytelling

Man Enough

Justin Baldoni

Man Enough is a disruptive social movement ignited by a dinner conversation series that explores the heart of traditional masculinity in America.

Men as AlliesStorytelling

Smash the Patriarchy: Rabbi Adina's Rosh Hashanah Day Drash

Jewish Studio Project

Berkeley Community High Holy Days, JCC East Bay, Rosh Hashanah Day 1, 5779 / 2018

Education

The Wellbeing of LGBT+ Pupils: A Guide for Orthodox Jewish Schools

KeshetUK

This report lays the groundwork for how LGBT+ people should be treated by Jews in religious communal, professional, social settings and beyond.

EducationLGBTQTeen/Young Adult

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

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America

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.

Education

Crowdsourced Response for This Moment

The Center for Jewish Ethics

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

Education

Rabbinic Voices on Sexual Assault

Hadar

In this turbulent moment of public attention to sexual assault and harassment, we will probe rabbinic sources that speak to our questions, fears and hopes.

Education

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lesson Plans

Advocates for Youth

Here are sample exercises to get lessons started about growth and development, sex, and sexuality, to ensure a safe space for everyone, and convey complete and accurate information on many reproductive and sexual health topics.

Awareness and TrainingEducationLGBTQPolicies and ProceduresTeen/Young Adult

Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse in Virginia Public Schools

Virginia Board of Education

The Virginia Board of Education developed Guidelines for the Prevention of Sexual Misconduct and Abuse in Virginia Public Schools to help local school boards create and implement policies and procedures that deter misconduct, provide accountability, and establish clear and reasonable boundaries for interactions among students and teachers, other school board employees, and adult volunteers.

EducationPolicies and ProceduresTeen/Young Adult

FaithTrust Institute

FaithTrust Institute

FaithTrust Institute is a national, multi-faith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.

Awareness and TrainingEducation

Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions emboldens teens by fostering self-discovery, challenging sexism, and inspiring a commitment to Jewish life and learning.

Awareness and TrainingEducationMen as Allies