Disassembling the “Manel” and Building Representative Jewish Communities

Three Rabbinical Students, One Opinion: Disassembling the “Manel” and Building Representative Jewish Communities By Talia Kaplan, Lilli Shvartsmann, and Emily Volz  For many, the image associated with the word “rabbi” is a white man with a beard. This is understandable […]

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A recent conversation on diversity, equity, and inclusion put a spotlight on the hard work associations are doing. The next step should address how leadership mirrors those ambitions. By Mark Athitakis, for Associations Now   “Until we change leadership, this […]

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Kick-Start Your Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives With a Focus on Equity

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes in Your Organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Efforts You know that accessing the full potential of all your talent is a strategic imperative – studies have repeatedly shown that diverse teams drive better business performance, and companies with more […]

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Nine Methods For Improving Workplace Diversity

Modern workforces are becoming increasingly diverse, as leaders strive to include more people with varied experiences, backgrounds and cultures into the workplace environment. It’s no secret that such an array of workers can generate a host of ideas and solutions, […]

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LinkedIn Surveyed 8,000 Hiring Experts and Found the Top 5 Ways to Create a Culture of Diversity

If we don’t talk about it, then it won’t get better. By  Michael Schneider Organizations that focus on building a diverse and inclusive culture are more productive, more innovative, and drive higher levels of employee engagement. LinkedIn surveyed over 8,000 hiring authorities and found that 78 percent […]

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DFI Diversity and Inclusion: Identity, Leadership – Including All Voices Video Presentation

Facilitators: Cherie Brown, CEO and Founder, National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Lawrence “Larry” Bell is a Senior Trainer at NCBI International https://youtu.be/qTaknlGpNVk Favorite

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DFI Diversity and Inclusion: Audacious Hospitality

Cantor Shira Stanford Asiyo https://youtu.be/YWnRfEfGsm8?t=4s Favorite

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Inclusion in Jewish Day Schools

Rebbi says: Do not look at the jug but rather at what is in it. For there are new jugs full of old [wine], and old that do not have even new [wine] within them. Pirkei Avot (Ethics of the […]

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I Don’t See Color

Did you just say, ‘I don’t see color’? Whenever I hear someone say, “I don’t see color”, I cringe. I take a deep breath and begin to unpack, understand, and hopefully inform the person why NOT seeing color is a […]

February 27th, 2018 - submitted by

Overcoming Bias

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we’ve seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes […]

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