Sexual Assault

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 for Sexual Misconduct is Crucial to the Safety of Our Communities

Rabbi Rick Jacobs
Much communal focus has been appropriately directed at making the places we Jews gather safe from violent attacks by those who wish to cause us harm, from the spread of the deadly coronavirus during the pandemic, and other grave external threats. The time is long overdue, however, to confront an internal threat:  abuse, misconduct, especially sexual misconduct in spaces for which the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is responsible.