The DEI Working Group’s final report has been accepted by the CBH Board. The 29-page report made 41 specific recommendations to enrich CBH’s ability to thrive as a diverse and vibrant Jewish community. Recommendations were made along five themes: Big Picture, Communication, Facility & Safety, Services & Programs, and Training.
The starting point is the creation of a DEI Committee to provide oversight and support for implementation over the next few years. Another is that the Board will endorse a statement supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion at CBH – specifically focused on four historically marginalized Jews which are in Interfaith Families, LGBTQ Jews, Jews of Color, and Jews with disabilities.
The new DEI Committee will begin working in the next few months. The goal is to have a small group whose members have ties to these underrepresented groups. If you or someone you know is interested in this work, please contact Cynthia Goldberg.