Our organizational DEIRJ subgroups carry out the work outlined on AJWS’s DEIRJ roadmap:
Communications Subgroup: Communicates DEIRJ updates and announcements to staff and Board.
External Training Subgroup: Brings in external DEIRJ experts to provide trainings for the organization.
Internal Training Subgroup: Developed a microaggressions and bias training curriculum for the organization.
Jewish Identities and Values Subgroup: Leads opportunities for open learning and conversation about the diversity of Jewish identity.
Language Justice Subgroup: Supports the adoption of language justice policies and practices that lead to more inclusivity across the organization.
Leadership Pathways for Black Staff Subgroup: Creates spaces for Black staff support and career advancement at AJWS.
People and Culture Consultation Subgroup: Advises the People and Culture Team in implementing policies and procedures with a DEIRJ lens.
Reporting and Accountability Subgroup: Works to create a process for reporting and receiving support when bias, discrimination or microaggressions occur, with clear tracking and accountability.
AJWS’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice work will continue to grow as our organization evolves — and this page will be a living record of that progress. If you would like to learn more about AJWS’s commitment to DEIRJ, please contact kristen kendrick, AJWS’s Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Racial Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.