On July 1, 2020, the JUFJ Board of Directors approved the following racial equity commitments that will guide our work in the months ahead:
- Undertake an externally conducted racial equity assessment of our work, which will examine our programmatic and campaign work along with our institutional policies, practices, and structures. As part of that process, there will be an opportunity for both internal and external anonymous feedback about our work and how we are doing in honoring our racial equity commitments. This assessment will be commissioned by and the findings and recommendations reported to us, the Board of Directors.
- Provide intentional opportunities for everyone involved in JUFJ (Board, staff, leaders, the JUFJ community, and the broader local Jewish community) to continue to learn about white supremacy, anti-Black racism, and what we can do to combat it within ourselves, our institution(s), the Jewish community, and the broader society.
- Strive to bring additional resources and visibility to partners, with a particular goal of supporting efforts to build the power of Black and People of Color leadership and institutions.
- Continue to develop JUFJ as a multiracial community where Black Jews and other Jews of Color feel that they belong and are in leadership roles.