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SRE Leadership

The Coalition is currently a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund (NVF) led by Executive Director Elana Wien and overseen by an Advisory Board of communal leaders.


Managing Team

Elana Wien

Executive Director

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About Elana

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.

A trusted community leader, Elana brings a wealth of experience, most recently as vice president for the Center for Designed Philanthropy at the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles where she led grant programs and provided philanthropic counsel to individuals and families, overseeing $100M in grants benefitting hundreds of nonprofits over the course of her tenure.

Elana has a strong track record of supporting innovation, building capacity, fostering meaningful partnerships, and taking projects and organizations to scale. With a passion for civil rights, community relations, strategic communications, fundraising and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, her prior roles have included assistant regional director of the Anti-Defamation League Los Angeles and consultant to nonprofit clients including a regional medical center, a national early childhood think tank, a major LA County community clinic system, and a youth homeless services agency.

Elana graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in geography and received a master’s degree in anthropology from the Universidad de las Americas as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Mexico. Elana is a Wexner Field Fellow (2018-2021), a graduate of the Coro SoCal Women in Leadership Cohort 2, a member of the LGBTQ Professionals Network of Southern California Grantmakers, a member of the SAM Initiative women’s giving circle, and a partner of Social Venture Partners LA. She was featured as an “Amazing Woman in the World of Philanthropy” in local Los Angeles media. She was born and currently resides in Los Angeles with her wife and children, having lived in the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., NYC, Brazil, Mexico and Spain.

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Read Elana’s Open Letter to the SRE Community

Elana is supported by a team of counsultants:


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides oversight and strategic guidance for the SafetyRespectEquity Coalition. We are grateful to its members for their leadership:

Lisa Eisen
Advisory Board Chair
President, U.S. Jewish Portfolio
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Robert Bank
President & CEO
American Jewish World Service

Barbara Dobkin
Dobkin Family Foundation

Aaron Dorfman
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Sheila Katz
National Council of Jewish Women

Nancy Kaufman
NKK Strategic Advisers

Idit Klein
President & CEO

Charlene Seidle
Executive Vice President
Leichtag Foundation

Coalition Leadership

The Coalition is comprised of organizations and leaders that share our goals. We seek to include agencies of all sizes, movements and locations; people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages and origins; professionals and volunteers, board members and community members; religious and secular, and the diverse racial and ethnic mosaic that makes up today’s Jewish community.

The individuals listed below that are members of the Coalition have committed to implementing the standards currently under development and to providing resources (time, money and/or expertise) to further the goals of the coalition. This work is in progress and not necessarily complete for most or all individuals on the list.

  • Elka Abrahamson
  • Ilana Aisen
  • Jamie Allen Black
  • Sharon Alpert
  • Robert Bank
  • Judith Belasco
  • Guila Benchimol
  • Shira Berkovits
  • Elizabeth Berman
  • Paul Bernstein
  • Joy Brand-Richardson
  • Miriam Chilton
  • Gali Cooks
  • Karen Davidson
  • Barbara Dobkin
  • Aaron Dorfman
  • Lisa Eisen
  • Naomi Eisenberger
  • Barry Finestone
  • Jeremy Fingerman
  • Liz Fisher
  • Rachel Garbow Monroe
  • Idana Goldberg
  • Cindy Greenberg
  • Rabba Sara Hurwitz
  • Andrea Jacobs
  • Meredith Jacobs
  • Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield
  • Rachel Levin
  • Gabriella Kamran
  • Sheila Katz
  • Nancy Kaufman
  • Jamie Kiles
  • Idit Klein
  • Adina Konikoff
  • Mimi Kravetz
  • Rabbi Esther Lederman
  • Seth Linden
  • Sharon Masling
  • Yavilah McCoy
  • Darin McKeever
  • Ruth Messinger
  • Deborah Meyer
  • Nicole Nevarez
  • Jody Rabhan
  • Stefanie Rhodes
  • Judith Rosenbaum
  • Stephanie Ruskay
  • Pablo Weinsteiner
  • Thomas Ruderman
  • Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
  • David Schizer
  • Charlene Seidle
  • Tilly Shames
  • Jerry Silverman
  • Adam Simon
  • Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu
  • Andrés Spokoiny
  • Mordy Walfish
  • Rabbi Mira Wasserman
  • Elyse Wechterman
  • Jenna Weinberg
  • Lori Weinstein
  • Rabbi Mary Zamore

Leadership list current as of October 25, 2019.

Coalition Funders

The SafetyRespectEquity Coalition is generously supported by the following funders:

  • Aviv Foundation
  • Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
  • The Crown Family
  • The Diane P. and Guilford Glazer Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Dobkin Family Foundation
  • The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Jim Joseph Foundation
  • The Klarman Family Foundation
  • Leichtag Foundation
  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation
  • One8/Jacobson Foundation
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • The Russell Berrie Foundation