Congregational Ethics Codes

The URJ is committed to ensuring that our environments are safe, equitable, and inclusive. As part of our ongoing work to create a culture that prioritizes safety and accountability, we encourage every congregation to craft and adopt a congregational ethics code.

To support congregational leaders in this effort, the URJ provides an ethics code template as well as sample codes and suggested processes. We will also assign a coach to congregations upon request.

URJ Congregational Ethics Code

The URJ and our partners are proud to recognize the congregations that have completed ethics codes. Congregations that have written codes and submitted them to the URJ are listed below and will receive a special logo for their website. 

The Central Conference of American Rabbis now joins the American Conference of Cantors in offering congregations the opportunity to note that they have an ethics code when they fill out their applications to enter placement.

  • If you have completed a code but haven't submitted it to us yet, please send it to Corinne Krepel.
  • If you are working on a code and need resources, coaching, or have questions about how to get started, check out the Congregational Ethics Codes group in the Tent or email Corinne Krepel.

We look forward to a day when all spaces connected to the URJ network are safe, equitable, and inclusive and to sharing and celebrating as more congregations join this campaign.

Congregations with Ethics Codes

Am Shalom
Barrie, ON, Canada

Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple 
New Brunswick, NJ

Aspen Jewish Congregation
Aspen, CO

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
Baltimore, MD

Beit Chaverim of Southern Utah
Saint George, UT

Bet Chaverim
Federal Way, WA

Beth El Congregation
Winchester, VA

Beth Haverim Shir Shalom
Mahwah, NJ

Beth Hillel Temple
Kenosha, WI

Beth Israel - The West Temple
Cleveland, OH

Beth Shir Shalom
Santa Monica, CA

Bet Shalom Congregation 
Minnetonka, MN

Central Synagogue
New York, NY

Community Synagogue of Rye
Rye, NY

Congregation Albert
Albuquerque, NM

Congregation Bet Haverim 
Davis, CA

Congregation Beth Chaim 
Princeton Junction, NJ

Congregation Beth Emek
Pleasanton, CA

Congregation Beth Emeth 
Albany, NY

Congregation Beth Emeth
Wilmington, DE

Congregation Beth Israel
Bellingham, WA

Congregation Beth Shalom 
Napa, CA

Congregation Beth Shalom Sacramento Jewish Fellowship
Carmichael, CA

Congregation B'nai Shalom
Westborough, MA

Congregation Brith Sholem
Ogden, UT

Congregation Emanu-El of Westchester
Rye, NY

Congregation Emeth
Morgan Hill, CA

Congregation Etz Chaim 
Fairport, NY

Congregation Keneseth Israel
Allentown, PA

Congregation Kol Ami
West Hollywood, CA

Congegation Kol Haverim
Glastonbury, CT

Congregation Kol Tikvah
Parkland, FL

Congregation Mishkan Israel 
Hamden, CT

Congregation Ner Shalom
Woodbridge, VA

Congregation Ohev Beth Sholom
Youngstown, OH

Congregation Or Ami
Richmond, VA

Congregation Rodeph Shalom
Philadelphia, PA

Congregation Sha'aray Shalom 
Hingham, MA

Congregation Sherith Israel
San Francisco, CA

East End Temple
New York, NY

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
Southington, CT

Har Hashem
Boulder, CO

Holy Blossom Temple
Toronto, ON, Canada

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Putnam Valley, NY

Judea Reform Congregation
Durham, NC

Keeping It Sacred
Aliso Viejo, CA

Makom Solel Lakeside 
Highland Park, IL

Monmouth Reform Temple
Tinton Falls, NJ

Old York Road Temple-Beth Am
Abington, PA

Reform Temple of Putnam Valley
Indianapolis, IN

Shir Ami
Newtown, PA

Temple Adas Shalom 
Havre de Grace, MD

Temple Bet Emet
Las Vegas, NV

Temple Beth-El
Hillsborough, NJ

Temple Beth El
Madison, WI

Temple Beth-El
San Antonio, TX

Temple Beth El
Riverside, CA

Temple Beth Hillel
South Windsor, CT

Temple Beth Israel
Longboat Key, FL

Temple Beth Sholom
Miami Beach, FL

Temple Beth Sholom
New City, NY

Temple Beth Tikvah
Fullerton, CA

Temple B'nai Israel 
Kalamazoo, MI 

Temple B'nai Israel 
Little Rock, AR

Temple B'nai Israel
Panama City, FL

Temple B'nai Torah
Bellevue, WA

Temple David 
Monroeville, PA

Temple De Hirsch Sinai
Seattle, WA

Temple Emanu-El 
Edison, NJ

Temple Emanu-El
Dallas, TX

Temple Emanu El
Orange Village, OH

Temple Emanuel
Greensboro, NC

Temple Emanuel 
Kensington, MD

Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom 
Montreal, QC

Temple Emanuel of South Hills
Pittsburgh, PA

Temple Etz Rimon
Carlsbad, CA

Temple Har Zion
Thornhill, ON, Canada

Temple Isaiah
Fulton, MD

Temple Isaiah
Lafayette, CA

Temple Isaiah
Los Angeles, CA

Temple Israel
Alameda, CA

Temple Israel
Canton, OH

Temple Israel
Minneapolis, MN

Temple Israel
Ottawa, ON, Canada

Temple Israel
West Bloomfield, MI

Temple Israel of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY

Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
Croton on Hudson, NY

Temple Judea
Tarzana, CA

Temple Kol Ami 
West Bloomfield, MI

Temple Micah
Denver, CO

Temple Or Hadash
Fort Collins, CO

Temple Rodef Shalom
Falls Church, VA

Temple Shalom
Myrtle Beach, SC

Temple Shalom
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Temple Sholom of Chicago 
Chicago, IL

Temple Sholom
Galesburg, IL

Temple Sinai
Brookline, MA

Temple Sinai
Cranston, RI

Temple Sinai
Houston, TX

Temple Sinai
New Orleans, LA

Temple Sinai
Oakland, CA

The Reform Temple of Forest Hills
Forest Hills, NY

The Temple - Congregation Adath Israel Brith Sholom
Louisville, KY