Operating Principles

To execute our mission, we abide by the principles of:

Non-Partisanship and Non-Denominationalism: We do not identify with any political positions and are respectful of diverse Jews’ beliefs and decisions to live wherever they choose.

Collaboration: We work closely with our partners, striving to strengthen local leadership and infrastructure to foster community growth. We forge strong alliances between lay leaders and professionals, recognizing the distinct and mutually strengthening roles of each.

Sustainability: We work to ensure Jewish communities are strong and independent, capable of responding to their neediest members and creating diverse opportunities for Jewish life.

Professional Excellence: We engage expert staff and develop leadership to the highest levels of professionalism to maximize our effectiveness around the globe.