No refunds will be issued for this fundraising event.
Photo & Video Release:
I hereby grant permission, without reservation, to Women of Reform Judaism ("WRJ") and the Union for Reform Judaism (“URJ”) to take and to use photographs, electronic images and/or sound/image recordings of me, to describe and use the same for promotion of good will, public education, and/or fundraising and other related activities of WRJ and/or URJ, and I waive any right to inspect or approve the photographs, images, recording(s) or finished version(s) of works, including website, incorporating these. I release WRJ and URJ, its officers, directors, agents, employees, independent contractors, licensees and assignees, from all claims that I may have or might have, for any cause of action arising out of the taking of any photographs, electronic images, sound/image recordings, and/or description of the same be it blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or any use of composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur to be produced in recording process, or any processing tending toward the completion of the finished product, unless it can be shown that they and the publication thereof were maliciously caused, produced, and published solely for the purpose of subjecting me to conspicuous ridicule, scandal, reproach, scorn, and indignity.
I agree that Women of Reform Judaism and Union for Reform Judaism owns the copyright (or may apply for copyright) of these photographs, electronic images, recordings and other creations, and I hereby waive any claims I may have based on any usage of the photographs, images, videos or works derived there from in any form, may it be printed, projected, televised, or transmitted via the web, and/or at any time, be it in the present or the future, including but not limited to claims for either invasions of privacy or libel.
I am of full age and competent to sign this release. I agree that this release shall be binding on me, my legal representatives, heirs, and assigns. I have read this release and am fully familiar with the contents.
COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES:
In order to participate in an event held or sponsored by Women of Reform Judaism (“WRJ”) or WRJ Districts, attendees must be fully vaccinated and boosted. For events taking place in the U.S., “fully vaccinated & boosted” will be determined by CDC guidelines in place at the time. As of March 2022, to be considered fully vaccinated & boosted in the U.S., at least two (2) weeks must have passed since receiving two doses and a booster of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one (1) dose and a booster of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. For events taking place in Canada, or for Canadians traveling to the U.S., the AstraZeneca vaccine also will be accepted.
In addition, if you are experiencing any symptoms attendees must take a COVID-19 test within 24 hours prior to the event and receive a negative result prior to the event. For those unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons, please contact the event organizer listed at the bottom of this document to discuss possible alternative arrangements. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, these measures are designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, WRJ cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, employees, partners, or others in attendance will not be exposed to COVID-19 and in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur.
I hereby acknowledge and assume these risks. I acknowledge that in order to attend the in-person WRJ event, I will abide by all rules and instructions provided by event and/or venue organizers on-site regarding masking and social distancing rules. I will show respect for increased safety choices made by other participants, which may include masking, increased distancing, and other additions to these guidelines, respecting each individual’s comfort levels.
I understand that if I have not already done so for a previous WRJ event, I will need to provide proof of my full COVID-19 vaccine(s) and booster(s) right after registering - by uploading a photo of my vaccine card via this form, and will need to complete and submit an additional WRJ Covenant of Care document (which WRJ will send to you to complete, closer to the event date ) and follow its policies in order to attend the WRJ event.
CODE OF CONDUCT
WRJ does not tolerate, in any form or at any time, discrimination, harassment, bullying, sexual misconduct, threats, intimidation, menacing, or any other offensive behavior or acts against anyone in our community or participating in our events. This includes but is not limited to actions taken against others based on their race, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, nationality, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, physical appearance, size, ethnicity, origin, religion, class, or any other identity.
Critical areas of concern include but are not limited to bullying, sexual harassment or misconduct, and inclusion.
Bullying is unwanted, hostile behavior, either as single act or repeated over time, committed with the intent to degrade, humiliate, or oppress another person. It may include:
Verbal behavior such as making threats, inappropriate sexual comments, and taunting;
Social misbehavior such as spreading rumors and purposeful exclusion;
Physical behavior that involves hurting another individual’s body or damaging possessions;
Cyberbullying, such as persistent, unwanted texts, phone calls, or social media messages, or posting private, personal information of others online (known as “doxing”)
Bullying typically involves a real or perceived power imbalance such as using popularity, position, physical strength, or access to embarrassing information in order to control or harm others. Thus, it is important to note that while bullying will not be tolerated, respectful disagreement and good-faith critiques of one’s work and activities, even if sometimes harsh, are not bullying. Individuals’ ability to disagree and/or share ideas and concerns openly and without reprisal must not be compromised and will be respected and protected.
2. Sexual Harassment or Misconduct
Sexual harassment includes, for example, unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal, physical, or visual conduct of a sexual nature when:
Such conduct has the purpose or effect, intentionally or unintentionally, of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s participation, work, or volunteer performance, or otherwise creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.
Submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s standing as a participant, volunteer, or employee.
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for participation in a WRJ event, employment decisions, or decisions concerning volunteer assignments, whether or not such decisions have direct economic consequences.
Conduct of this nature diminishes us all and compromises our ability – individually and collectively – to demonstrate our commitment to living lives that reflect our Jewish values.
3. DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
Participants, staff, and volunteers of WRJ programs will meet and work with people from backgrounds (i.e., races, cultures, genders, socioeconomics, etc.) different from their own. People from historically marginalized backgrounds – including People of Color, people who identify as LGBTQIA+, or people with disabilities – are frequently asked questions about their backgrounds or identities that serve to further marginalize them and separate them from others. For example, in Jewish spaces, Jews of Color are often subject to questions and comments about their authenticity.
All participants, staff, and volunteers in WRJ programs are asked to recognize the diversity of the Jewish people and to continually challenge dominant ideas of who “looks Jewish.”
4. Reporting Concerns or Violations
To report a concern or violation of this Code of Conduct regarding yourself or another person:
In-person: To a senior WRJ staff member onsite. If the complaint concerns that person(s), reporting should be done by email or phone as below.
By email or phone: to WRJ Assistant Director – Liz Rosenblum (email@example.com or 212-650-4056).
Please note that the conduct of WRJ employees is governed by the URJ Employee Handbook, and the conduct of WRJ volunteers, staff and independent contractors is governed by the URJ Ethics Code and WRJ Policy on Harassment. The URJ Ethics Code can be accessed at https://urj.org/who-we-are/ethics-code-union-reform-judaism.
By checking off the below "Yes, I agree" box, I certify that I have read and agree to the three items outlined above:
- Photo & Video Release
- COVID-19 Safety Guidelines
- Participant Code of Conduct