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In 2019 the Safety Respect Equity Network hosted a series of webinars featuring expert presenters on how to build safer, more equitable, and more respectful Jewish workplaces. The webinars provide tactical guidance for implementing the SRE Standards and cover topics such as pay equity and Jewish values in SRE. Recordings and other resources from the sessions are below.

SRE’s Standards for Creating Safe Respectful, and Equitable Workplaces

Recorded January 31, 2019.

Speakers: Dr. Guila Benchimol, Sharon Masling

Slides available for download here.

In this webinar, experts Sharon Masling and Guila Benchimol:

  1. Share the origins of SRE’s Standards;
  2. Define discrimination and harassment;
  3. Overview what implementation of each of the four Standards would involve;
  4. Share best practices for those who wish to go above and beyond the scope of the Standards.
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Executive Responsibilities in Creating a Respectful, Safe, and Productive Workplace

Recorded May 16, 2019.

Speakers: Natalie Hrubos, Jonathan Segal

Slides available for download here.

In order to ensure that our institutions are respectful, safe and productive, organizations must do more than issue a policy and provide leadership training. Executives must set the tone, every day, for the organization’s culture. Learn more about how they can do so in this session with Jonathan Segal and Natalie Hrubos, attorneys with Duane Morris LLP.

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What Is Demanded of Us? #MeToo and Organizational Obligation

Recorded June 27, 2019.

Speakers: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Dr. Elana Stein Hain

Slides available for download here.

The ethical standards of Jewish tradition call upon each of us to work towards a more just and equitable world. Come explore the Jewish values that underpin this work with Dr. Elana Stein Hain of the Shalom Hartman Institute and Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, as we grapple with some of the more complex areas of organizational responsibility to prevent and address harm.

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Policies & Guidelines

Recorded July 18, 2019.

Speakers: Sharon Masling, Fran Sepler

Slides available for download here.

It is essential that organizations set expectations for interpersonal conduct in the workplace.  To be successful, policies of this sort must be realistic, enforceable, and without unintended consequences.  In this session experts Fran Sepler and Sharon Masling will discuss the policies essential to organizational respect and safety as well as policy areas to approach with care. 

Session resources:

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Pay Equity

Recorded July 30, 2019.

Speakers: Mordy Walfish, Rabbi Mary Zamore

Slides available for download here.

Pay equity is a key part of building a Jewish community where all members feel respected and valued. Come learn with Rabbi Mary Zamore of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and Mordy Walfish of Leading Edge. In this session we will explore trends in pay equity from a secular point of view, the Jewish values case for pay equity and the current state of pay equity in the Jewish community. Mary and Mordy will help participants understand how to move your organization towards equitable pay while navigating any road bumps along the way.

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Reporting & Response

Recorded August 6, 2019.

Speaker: Rahel Bayar

Slides available for download here.

Even in safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces, it is important to be prepared for any instances of sexual misconduct that occur. Join expert investigator Rahel Bayar of T&M Protection Resources to learn about reporting and response best practices for sexual misconduct cases, including what kinds of reporting systems and policies your organization should have in place, how to respond to a disclosure of sexual misconduct, and best practices (and missteps to avoid) in investigating an allegation of sexual misconduct.

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Education & Training

Recorded August 21, 2019.

Speakers: Fran Sepler, Charlene Seidle, and Amy Martasin

Slides available for download here.

Education and training are key pieces of building a safe, respectful, and equitable working environment. Join expert Fran Sepler to learn about the various types of training recommended for your many groups of stakeholders. Charlene Seidle of the Leichtag Foundation and Amy Martasin of Hillel International will also join us to share how they planned their organizations’ trainings, what they learned from their experiences, and tips for peers who are planning trainings for their own organizations.

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