At JFREJ, teshuvah refers to our process of addressing harm by returning as a collective to our values of justice and care for the sake of repair and our communal transformation. To us, teshuvah is accountable not punitive; communal not individual; and measured by our collective ability to regularly check if our actions align with our JFREJ-wide values & principles when harmful situations arise again.

As part of our 2019-2020 We Are Here process, JFREJ formed Team Teshuvah: Community Care & Accountability, guided by transformative justice frameworks to build out JFREJ's process for addressing conflict and reducing harm within our organization. Our team is continuously working on building our capacity: growing our skills in TJ frameworks with experienced TJ practitioners, and developing TJ materials and trainings to share with JFREJ membership.

The goal of this is to support our collective ability to navigate conflict and harm. We focus on both prevention and mediation, working together with expert consultants on establishing a culture of consent in our community. We are learning from past conflict and harm in order to inform our community-wide policies and practices moving forward. This includes creating access for members and staff to resources and TJ practitioners in an effort to address everything from interpersonal harassment or violence, to organizational patterns of harm or oppression. Our values are survivor-centered, anti-patriarchal, and anti-racist.

If you want to confidentially reach out to this team, please contact