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Safety Respect Equity

A Jewish coalition to address sexual harassment and gender discrimination

Meet Our New Executive Director, Elana Wien

November 15, 2019

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.


Elana's Bio

New Report - We Need to Talk

A Review of Public Discourse and Survivor Experiences of Safety, Respect, and Equity in Jewish Workplaces and Communal Spaces

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.

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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.

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The coalition encompasses the following four areas of focus:


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


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


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


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


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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