Safety Respect Equity
A Jewish coalition to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination
Elana Wien is the inaugural Executive Director of the Safety Respect Equity (SRE) Coalition, a national Jewish coalition mobilized to create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces, through sharing resources, raising awareness and accelerating a broader cultural shift toward addressing sexual harassment, sexism, and gender discrimination.
It is with great enthusiasm that the Safety Respect Equity Coalition’s Leadership today announces the appointment of Elana Wien as its inaugural executive director. Following an extensive national search, Ms. Wien will join the Coalition in November. In this role, she will partner with the Advisory Board, Coalition members, and key stakeholders to advance the Coalition’s mission of ensuring Jewish workplaces and communal spaces are safe, respectful, and equitable for all.
The Safety Respect Equity Coalition has released a first-of-its-kind report on sexual harassment and victimization within the Jewish communal world. This inaugural research examines the experiences of victim-survivors, the factors that contribute to victimization, responses by Jewish institutions and leaders, and how we can improve our institutions to create safer, more respectful environments for work, community, and worship.
Change won’t happen overnight. But it starts today. Commit to ensuring safe, respectful and equitable Jewish workplaces and communal spaces.
Environments free from harassment and intimidation based on gender or sexuality.
People treated with civility, courtesy and professionalism.
People dealt with fairly, equally and given the same opportunities for participation, membership and advancement.
The coalition encompasses the following four areas of focus:
Mutual promise among nonprofits and philanthropies to enact the highest standards in their organizations
Expertise, tools and funding to support organizational and cultural change throughout the community
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.
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