Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman (she/her) is the immediate past chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. She currently serves as a vice chair of the URJ’s North American board of trustees and is a member of Congregation B'nai Israel in Sacramento, CA.

Important Message on Ethical Accountability

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
Rabbi Rick Jacobs
April 30, 2021
In recent weeks, there have been several public reports of leaders in our Reform Jewish Movement who have engaged in abuse, misconduct, and sexual assault. The pain endured by the victims is heartbreaking. We hope the reports of these brave victims will empower others who have suffered in silence to come forward so that there can be both accountability and healing. We commit without hesitation that the Union for Reform Judaism (the URJ) will address all reports of misconduct appropriately and transparently, centering the survivors as we move forward.