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Report: The Jewish Sector’s Workforce: Report of a Six-Community Study

A major study of American Jewish communal professionals finds that instituting mentoring programs, creating family-friendly policies, and eliminating gender bias would improve recruitment and retention.

How To: Flex Works

A tool created by Catalyst is built on insights on the new global workforce and the flexibility needs of all. Includes recommendations and examples from leading organizations to help you implement flexibility within your own organization.

How To: Workplace Flexibility: A Guide for Employees

When employers and employees partner in finding flexible ways to work, both benefit. A step-by-step guide to conceiving a plan, making the case, and putting into action.

Article: Work and Life: The End of The Zero-Sum Game

Using actual examples from front-line managerial situations, this article explains and explores three work-life principles executives can adopt to create wins for their organizations and individual employees.

Infographic: Work is Not a Place, It’s a Thing You Do

Infographic detailing statistics of how flexible work programs improve the lives of employees.

Template: Flexible Work Options Guide

Detailed article about how formal flexibility works including a sample flexible work arrangement agreement.

Presentation: Formalizing Flexibility – AWP Work Life Convening

Presentation given at the AWP Work-Life Convening on February 7, 2011.

Article: Making Motherhood Work – With Work

Deena Fuchs talks about her experience as an executive and new mother, and how the flexible policies of the AVI CHAI Foundation help her balance it all.

Article: How to Make 100 Organizations in the Same Industry More Flexible – Key Lessons Learned

Article by Cali Yost detailing AWP's Better Work Better Life Initiative and the main lessons learned during the process.

Presentation: Work-Life Fit: A Candid Conversation – Agenda

Agenda for the Work-Life Fit Convening that took place on June 13, 2013 in conjunction with UJA Federation of New York and the JCC Association.

Article: How Jewish Workplaces Can Right Gender Disparities

This article offers solid arguments for formalized flexible work arrangements as a key strategy for advancing Jewish women professionals, based on the experiences of Renanit Levy and Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield.

Article: Breastfeeding Rooms Hidden in Health Care Law

An overview of President Obama's new health care initiative that requires employers to provide a space for breastfeeding mothers.

Video: Work-Life Myths and Realities

A helpful video from a June 2013 convening on work-life fit featuring Anne Weisberg of the FutureWork Institute, Shifra Bronznick of AWP and Sari Ferro, VP for Human Resources at UJA-Federation of New York.

Sample Policy: UJA-Federation of New York Flexible Work Arrangements

UJA Federation of New York's policy provides guidelines for requesting and managing flexible work arrangements.

Sample Policy: T’ruah (Rabbis for Human Rights) – Flexible Work Arrangements

T'ruah offers a clear and helpful policy regarding a wide range of formal flexible work arrangements.

Report: JBFCS Flexibility Brochure

An internal guide for Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services employees on workplace flexibility, including goals, options, and procedures.

Report: JBFCS Flexibility Report “The Benefits of Flexible Work Arrangements”

An internal guide for Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services employees on workplace flexibility, including goals, options, and procedures.

Report: Creating Gender Equity and Organizational Effectiveness in the Jewish Federation System: A Research-and-Action Project

This report, based on nearly a hundred interviews with federation lay and professional leaders, explores the causes and implications of the gender imbalance, and then recommends strategies for change.

Report: Better Work, Better Life: Practices and Policies in Jewish Organizations

AWP, in collaboration with JESNA's Berman Center for Research and Evaluation, fielded an online survey to 227 Jewish organizations to evaluate formal work-life policies and/or receptiveness to adopting the policies, including parental leave and flexible work arrangements.

Better Work Better Life

Build smart, healthy Jewish workplaces: The Better Work, Better Life Campaign aims to improve parental leave and flexible work arrangements in Jewish organizations of every type and size. These work-life policies are critical to advance women professionals, who still carry the majority of personal caregiving and household responsibilities.

Presentation: Life and Work

Shifra Bronznick in this article writes how bone-weary professionals and over-programmed volunteers are exhausting our community. We must experiment with creative ways of working to bolster job recruitment, retention and satisfaction.