Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman (she/her) is the chair of the URJ North American Board, and past chair of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism. She is a member of Congregation B'nai Israel in Sacramento, CA.

Updated URJ’s Values, Mission, and Vision

Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
December 12, 2022
I am delighted to report that the URJ North American Board recently approved new Values, Mission, and Vision statements as part of the URJ bylaws new language to our Values, Mission, and Vision statements; Section II.

URJ Ethics Accountability Update: August 5, 2022

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
August 5, 2022
As part of the URJ’s ongoing ethics work, we are writing to let you know of new and expanded reporting channels and protocols, including the hiring of a new Ombuds.  These steps have been informed by our field experts and the courageous voices of victims and survivors who have publicly and privately shared their experiences and feedback.

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 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.

Update on Ethical Accountability Plan

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Jennifer Brodkey Kaufman
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...