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Jewish Social Justice Roundtables Guiding Principles for a Racial Justice Framework

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable has created this pilot Racial Justice Framework to help guide and support our collective efforts around racial justice. This framework is a tool to help build the capacities of Jewish organizations to be more racially and ethnically diverse, inclusive, equitable and just.
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TIME'S UP Impact Lab - Nevertheless, It Persists: Disrupting the Vicious Cycle of Institutionalized Sexism. Report and Summary

The COVID-19 crisis, the economic recession, and the renewed attention to racist, state-sanctioned violence have underscored what historically marginalized women — particularly women of color and low-paid women — face everyday: the burden of generations of sexist and racist institutions, norms, and policy choices that systematically limit women’s power and devalue the work that women do.
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TIME’S UP Guide to Equity and Inclusion During Crisis

This second edition of The TIME’S UP Guide to Equity and Inclusion During Crisis adds urgent and practical advice for leaders committed to leading anti-racist organizations.
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SRE Convening Norms

We have designed our convening experience to reflect our organization’s core values: 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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SRE 2020 Convening Code of Conduct

Safety. Respect. Equity. These are the values and principles that we are committed to as an organization and as we convene for this virtual conference. The following is an outline of the policies and norms that are inherently part of SRE and therefore, part of this convening.
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The Pledge on Live the Pledge

13 action steps for men to take to turn being an ally into a verb. We are calling men in to live their allyhood as a verb by committing to, sharing, and living out the pledges that first emerged in the The Week That All Jewish Women Turned Invisible article. Live The Pledge is a new website to help allies actively engage in this comprehensive list of actions. With input from male allies and focus groups, these pledges have been expanded to bring them to life as part of our ongoing commitment to achieving greater gender equity in our Jewish communal workspaces.
Featured, Funders as Allies, Men as Allies, Promoting Workplace Equity

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 Training, Featured, Policies and Procedures, Promoting 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 Training, Promoting Workplace Equity

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

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 Training, Education, Featured, Funders 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.
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Model Event Policy

This model policy is an example code of conduct for events.
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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 Procedures, Promoting Workplace Equity

Coverage and Tools About Sexual Harassment at Nonprofits

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 Training, Education, Featured, Promoting 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 Training, Education, Teen/Young Adult

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

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.
Education, Featured, Funders as Allies, Promoting 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.
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Convention and Grounding Virtues

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.
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Convention Covenant of Behavior

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

This model code of conduct was originally developed by SRE 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

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.
Education, Funders as Allies

EmpowHER: Implementing Sexual Harassment Guidance in the #MeToo Era

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

Women's Impact Initiative

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.

Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?

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.
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The Reform Jewish Quarterly Fall 2018

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.

The Other Half

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.

Women in the Workplace 2018

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.

Episode 24: Archiving #MeToo

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.

The Child Safeguarding Policy Guide

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.

Ma'yan

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

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.

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

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.

Safeguarding Our Children

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.

#NowWhat: The Sexual Harassment Solutions Toolkit

Taking action to prevent and end sexual harassment in workplaces, informed by research and practice.
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The Ultimate Library of Resources for Building, Sharing and Wielding Power

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

Power Moves – On Philanthropy and Equity and Justice

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.
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Philanthropy Lessons: The Power Dynamic

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.

Putting Grantees at the Center of Philanthropy

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.

Unicorns Unite

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?

#MeToo Consulting & Training

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.

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.

Employee Engagement Survey 2017

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.

Keshet’s Community Inclusion Guides

Inclusion 101 guides for synagogues, day schools, summer camps, Hillels, and Jewish youth groups. 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.
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CCAR Task Force on the Experience of Women in the Rabbinate

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

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

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

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.

Research Training Internship

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.

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.

Power Shift Project

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

#MeToo in Sacred Spaces Panel

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.

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

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.

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

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

Love Shouldn't Hurt

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

At the Well

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

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.

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

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

Salary Survey 2017

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

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.

How We'll Win

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

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.

Creating Workplaces Free from Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Violence, and Stalking from Workplaces Respond

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.
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National Women’s Law Center Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund

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.
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#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.

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.

Harassment Prevention and Respectful Workplace Training

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.

EEOC - Rebooting Harassment Prevention

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.
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Checklists and Chart of Risk Factors for Employers on Harassment Prevention

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.
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Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace

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.

Salary Negotiation Workshops

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.

Reform Pay Equity Initiative

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.
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Strong Women Fellowship

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.

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.

Institutional Abuse in the Jewish Community

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.

Sacred Spaces

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

Men Explain Things to Me

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Archiving #MeToo

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.

Man Enough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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The Torah of #MeToo

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

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.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Lesson Plans

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.

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

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.

FaithTrust Institute

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

Moving Traditions

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