DEIA: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility
JFCS is committing to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and anti-racism at the organizational level and in our community at large. We acknowledge the impacts of historical and systemic racism and recognize that we must continuously recommit ourselves to the work of anti-racism. Our agency strives to promote equity in our community engagement with partner organizations and volunteers, clientele, hiring practices, and with one another.
- JFCS is guided by the value of gemilut chasadim, to act with kindness and consideration toward all.
- Tikkun olam is our commitment to work together to make the world a better place.
- Tzedakah is our devotion to social justice via our efforts to lift our clients who are seeking help, employees who support our clients and our volunteers who give the gift of time to strengthen the organization.
We believe in and uphold our Jewish values through the lenses of equity and justice as reflected in our engagement with clients, hiring practices, volunteers, and staff. Our intention is to welcome and honor people of every race, nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, size, age, and the intersectionality of these identities.
DEIA initiatives at work:
March 15, 2023 – Ukrainian family settles in to new home
November 23, 2022 – JFCS, volunteers spread Thanksgiving joy (and food!)
October 12, 2022 – Bees & Brews raise funds for JFCS Disability Support Services
February 16, 2022 – Nothing About Us Without Us