To be empowered, one must feel included and valued. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our mission. This includes Jews and their loved ones of diverse racial/ethnic backgrounds, nation of origin, gender and sexual identities, disability, age, religious denomination, level of observance, lived experiences, and world views. Inclusion and empowerment at this level enables Jewish Learning Venture to continue to grow and innovate.
Our work has to be internal first so it can impact what we do externally. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work; our staff and volunteer leadership are actively engaged in conversations about belonging, justice, and dignity. We seek to increase representation of marginalized communities on our staff and in our leadership. We listen to the wisdom of those with lived experiences that are different from ours, connecting us closer to the communities we serve, and moving us toward our mission of creating a Jewish community that is meaningful and relevant to all. And, we know there is more work to be done. We are committed to continuing that work.
Bring your authentic whole self to Jewish Learning Venture. We see you, we hear you, and we’re glad you’re here. You Belong.