Ethics Accountability

URJ Ethics Accountability Update: May 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
May 19, 2022
We are sharing this update on our ethics accountability work as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency, protection of every member of our community, and to the implementation of recommendations from the Debevoise & Plimpton investigation report. 

Ethics Accountability

The safety of every person in our community is our sacred moral responsibility. This is, and always will be, our highest priority. The URJ is committed to ensuring that our environments are safe, equitable, and inclusive for all. Learn about our ongoing work to create a culture that prioritizes safety and accountability.

Ethics Accountability Update - April 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
April 13, 2022
When the URJ released the Ethics Report following the independent investigation into sexual misconduct in URJ workplaces and programs in February, we committed to implementing the recommendations and keeping our community apprised of our progress. It is in that spirit that we share this update on the key milestones and outcomes we expect to achieve over the next several months.

The Path to Accountability: Next Steps in Implementing the Ethics Report Recommendations

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
March 10, 2022
Last month, we shared the full report of an independent investigation into sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct at URJ workplaces, summer camps, and programming. We remain profoundly grateful to the survivors who came forward to share their experiences and we will honor their courage as we continue our efforts to ensure that our communities are safe environments for everyone.

Release of Ethics Investigation Report

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
February 17, 2022
Earlier this year, the URJ retained Debevoise & Plimpton, a leading law firm, to conduct an independent, comprehensive, and impartial investigation into sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct. Today we are sharing the full investigation report.