Union for Reform Judaism Ethics Code for Volunteers

Written April 13, 2017 by the Ethical Policies and Procedures Task Force of the Union for Reform Judaism, with portions adapted directly from the CCAR, ACC, and URJ employee ethics codes.

Adopted by the URJ North American Board: 6/11/2017 
Revised: 1/22/2018, 5/20/2018, 2/10/22, 9/15/22 

If you have questions about the Ethics Code or reporting an ethics complaint, please contact the URJ Ethics Chair at ECChair@urj.org.

Download the Ethics Code


The URJ is committed to maintaining ongoing avenues for reporting concerns and allegations. If you have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment, abuse, or misconduct, please reach out to report@urj.org or URJInvestigation@debevoise.com.

Ethics Investigation Report

In 2021, the URJ retained Debevoise & Plimpton, a leading law firm, to conduct an independent, comprehensive, and impartial investigation into sexual harassment, abuse, and misconduct. Read the full report.