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Contributors and Supporters

The development of the Keilim Policy Toolkit was made possible through the invaluable efforts of our many contributors and supporters.

Past and Present Staff Contributors

Marina Awerbuch Larisa Klebe
Judith Belasco Lauren Litton
Rena Berger Rebecca Millner
Shira Berkovits Danielle Pitkoff
Kerry Honan Danielle Ross
Kaia Jackson

Key Contributors

Fran Sepler, Sepler & Associates
Dr. Gillian Steinberg, editor and Writing Coach
Meredith Lewis, Consultant
Debra Shaffer-Seeman, Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, Network Weaver

Keilim Toolkit Review Process

Keilim’s materials and recommendations aim to reflect the breadth of identities and knowledge represented in our Jewish communities. Therefore, our internal review process brings an intersectional lens to the toolkit that incorporates and elevates often underrepresented voices. We have enlisted a panel of expert reviewers, representing a variety of viewpoints, to make Keilim’s materials as inclusive as possible. Sacred Spaces deeply values and appreciates the reviewers’ input and acknowledges that, as in any collaborative process, Keilim does not necessarily fully reflect their individual or organizational views.

Dr. Guila Benchimol, SRE Network, Senior Advisor, Research & Learning
Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael, Keshet, Director of Education and Training
Rachel Faulkner, SRE Network, Director of Community Investments
Chai Feldblum, Former Commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Jared Jackson, Jews in ALL Hues, Founder and Executive Director

Asher Lovy, ZA’AKAH, Director
Dr. Keren R. McGinity, Love & Tradition, Founding Director
Meredith Polsky, Matan, National Director of Institutes and Training
Dr. Sara Shapiro-Plevan, Gender Equity in Hiring Project, CEO and Co-Founder
Dr. Elana Sztokman, writer, sociologist, and feminist activist

Sacred Synagogues Pilot Program

The hard work and significant contributions of the synagogues that participated in the Sacred Synagogues program, including their honest feedback, provided a core foundation for the development of Keilim.

Sacred Synagogues program

Participating Chicago and Washington, D.C. synagogues


Keilim has been made possible by generous support from the SRE Network.

Support for Keilim cohorts comes from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ), Jewish Philanthropies of Southern Arizona, and Tucson Jewish Community Center.

If you are interested in a funding partnership with Sacred Spaces on this critical work, please contact Keilim@JewishSacredSpaces.org