By Rabbi Hayim Herring, Ph.D. If individuals lead entities in the for-profit, nonprofit or governmental sectors, should they be held to a higher standard of ethical accountability? This perennial question is worth examining, especially when they lead powerful or influential … [Read more...] about Should Leaders be Held to a Higher Ethical Standard?
By David Teutsch, Mira Wasserman and Deborah Waxman The #metoo campaign is an unprecedented demonstration of the difference that good people can make when they come together to seek justice. From Hollywood to Congress, powerful people are reckoning with patterns of abuse and … [Read more...] about B’tselem Elohim: Jewish Ethics, Sexual Harassment and the Workplace of the Future
By Dr. Hal M. Lewis It is hard to recall a time when the interest in “conflicts of interest” has so dominated the American political landscape. During the campaign season we were inundated with allegations of improprieties from both the Clinton and Trump Foundations. And now on … [Read more...] about In the Interest of Conflicts
Recent years have witnessed a degradation of public discourse in the Jewish world. Even with the best of intentions, funders can sometimes exacerbate fractures in the community. Seeing this problem, a diverse group of Jewish funders came together under the auspices of Jewish … [Read more...] about Principles for Honorable Conduct in Jewish Philanthropy
By Howard Sovronsky and Michael Johnston Community: A social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists. All of our work … [Read more...] about The Meaning of Jewish Community: Our Experiment With A Community Ethical Will