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Call line launches to create safe Jewish workplaces

Call line launches to create safe Jewish workplaces

TA’AMOD: STAND UP!, an initiative dedicated to helping Jewish communal organizations and institutions create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces, is launching a new call line to support individuals who have experienced or witnessed negative behavior — online or in person.

The call line — 1-833-760-0330 — will provide national phone-based support, legal information, advocacy, counseling, and referrals to vetted experts nationwide. The call line is free, anonymous, and confidential.

“During this moment of extreme uncertainty, harassment, discrimination, and abuse prevention, and equity issues in general, tend to be pushed aside,” said Ta’amod national director Nicole Nevarez. “But these behaviors still take place in the virtual world and can even be more insidious as anxiety levels rise and distance may encourage inappropriate or abusive behavior. We are already losing ground on issues that affect women disproportionately and this is a troubling trend that can’t wait until the pandemic ends.”

Ta’amod is an initiative of the Millburn-based Good People Fund and the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York. In addition to the new call line, Ta’amod provides Jewish organizations with training and resources framed in Jewish wisdom including webinars, access to experts, and partnerships with other organizations dedicated to safe workplaces.

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