Table of Contents
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Child Abuse Reporting Policy
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Code of Conduct
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia COVID-19 Safety Protocols: In Person Gathering Statement
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Photo, Audio and Video Notice and Release
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability
- Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Event Participation
*Please know that these Terms and Conditions may be changed or updated at any time.
As of 12/2/22
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is committed to the prevention of child abuse. While employees and volunteers rarely come into contact with children during their activities, there are a few occasions when our employees and volunteers work with groups of children and/or minors. The organization is committed to complying with the legal and ethical requirements for reporting child abuse. For purposes of this policy, child abuse means physical injury, sexual abuse, or emotional abuse inflicted on a child (as defined by Pennsylvania law) other than by accidental means, by those responsible for the child’s care, custody, and control or by persons who are agents or employees of the Jewish Federation. All persons hired by the Jewish Federation in any capacity and volunteers are required to acknowledge having received this policy and are expected to comply with the policy and the associated procedures, as well as with applicable state law.
PROCEDURE – CHILD ABUSE REPORTING
- Any observer of child abuse of any kind has the affirmative duty to promptly report the matter directly to the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at 215-832-0581. The observer of child abuse also has the option of reporting the incident directly to the State Child Line at 1-800- 932-0313.
- The CHRO will complete an intake form which records and acknowledges that a report has been filed and will provide the reporter with a copy of the completed form.
- The CHRO, as a mandated reporter, will call the State Child Line at 1-800-932-0313 if the person effected is a child or minor. In the event of an active assault, the CHRO will also call the police.
- Immediately after notifying the Child Line and/or police, the CHRO will notify the Senior Chief Finance and Operations Officer (Sr. CFO & COO) and the President and CEO (CEO) and will also notify the initial observer of the abuse of the date/time at which the incident was reported to Child Line.
- The CEO shall notify the President of the Board of Directors, who may direct that all Directors be notified.
- The CEO will notify the Director of Marketing to prepare for media inquiries if it is deemed appropriate.
- All parties shall keep a documentary record of the communications and timelines to aid in future investigatory processes.
- All individuals are directed to cooperate fully with the related investigation processes of the Jewish Federation, the Children and Youth Services investigators, as well as any police organizations. All communication with government agencies, including the police, is expected to be truthful and complete.
- Groups using the Jewish Federation’s facilities, whether owned, leased or offered for use regardless of the ownership of such facility, who will be bringing youth on site shall, as a condition of use, submit both their policy on reporting child abuse and a certification (warranty + representation in legal terms) that their staff and volunteers who will be on campus have undergone criminal background checks and have been cleared to perform duties which include interacting with minors.
Jewish Federation employees who work with individuals under the age of 18 years must comply with the clearance requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This includes completion of an FBI fingerprint clearance, a child abuse history clearance, and a Pennsylvania criminal background check. Employees are responsible for keeping a copy of the certificates and for sending the originals to the Human Resources Department.
Jewish Federation volunteers who work with individuals under the age of 18 must provide certificates of their child abuse history clearance and a Pennsylvania criminal background check. These should be kept on file in the department in which the volunteer works.
As of 12/6/23
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s (“Jewish Federation’s”) core values include an abiding commitment to a secure, and vibrant Jewish community here and abroad, to Eretz Yisrael the Jewish State of Israel, and to Derech Eretz mutual respect and diversity for all. Consistent with its core values of Klal Israel, Jewish Federation supports a full spectrum of organizations that sustain and grow our community through pluralistic expressions and wide-ranging perspectives that affirm a broad and inclusive tent vital to a strong and dynamic Jewish community.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia expects all people, agencies, and organizations visiting the Jewish Federation’s campuses, participating in or contributing to events or providing goods or services to the Jewish Federation or any of its agencies to adhere to this Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct strictly prohibits all the following:
- Any expression or activity denying Israel’s right to exist as a secure, democratic Jewish state, including support for or participation in the BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanction) movement.
- Any political or religious agenda whose core values and strategies include antagonizing Jewish communal institutions.
- Displaying or carrying any placard, sign, or banner that advocates any political or religious agenda which is prohibited by this Code of Conduct.
- Using abusive language or gestures.
- Being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.
- Possessing dangerous materials, such as explosives, firearms, weapons or other similar items without explicit authorization from Jewish Federation.
- Discourtesy or rudeness to a visitor, fellow participant, staff member or volunteer.
- Disruptive or disorderly conduct including verbal, physical or visual harassment.
- Actual or threatened violence toward any individual or group.
- Conduct endangering the life, safety, health or well-being of others.
- Bullying or taking unfair advantage of any visitor, participant, staff member or volunteer.
- Destroying, defacing, damaging, or removing property.
- Taking photographs for advertising or any other commercial purpose without the express written permission of an authorized representative of the Jewish Federation.
Any visitor, invitee, participant, volunteer or staff member who violates, or is suspected of violating, this Code of Conduct is subject to sanction or discipline, up to and including removal from the campus, venue or program and may be banned from participation in any future Jewish Federation event or program. In circumstances of illegal activity, local law enforcement will be notified.
As of 4/25/22
The health and safety of our community, staff and event attendees is our highest priority. We are taking appropriate precautions to provide an environment that does not place our staff or event attendees at undue risk. Based on the current guidance related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control, City of Philadelphia and the local jurisdictions where events are being held, we request that all of our guests, vendors and staff age 5 and older be fully vaccinated when attending our programs and that masks be worn in accordance with the City of Philadelphia guidelines.
We believe that properly planned, managed and overseen events can be conducted while maintaining the highest standards of health and safety for all attendees.
As a precautionary measure, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is actively working with event venues and hosts to increase sanitization practices and healthy habits for all events. We encourage guests to abide by health regulations set by the CDC. As we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 and its variants, details and safety protocols for events may change.
By participating in the In Person Gathering, you acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating in the event and that your attendance includes the possibility of exposure to and illness from COVID-19. You hereby knowingly and freely agree to accept and assume all risks arising from your attendance at the event. You also agree to indemnify and hold harmless Jewish Federation and its directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors and assigns from and against all liability, loss, costs, damages, charges, causes of action, suits, judgments, claims, demands, fees, and expenses.
As of 5/20/22
By entering an event or program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (“Jewish Federation”), you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording may occur.
Your entry and presence on the event premises constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded as well as Jewish Federation’s use of those images, video and/or audio.
You agree to waive and release Jewish Federation from any claims related to the use of the images, video and/or audio and you understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia provides this privacy statement as part of our firm commitment to protect our Donors’ privacy and the privacy of any visitor to this website. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the Jewish Federation website.
Privacy of Donor Data
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia does not sell, rent, swap, share, or trade our mailing, e-mail or donor lists with external organizations nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.
Our website does not automatically collect any individually identifiable information, such as email addresses, from visitors. Our website is intended for a general audience and is not directed to children under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.
Our policy is that we only collect information that users willingly and voluntarily provide to us while interacting with the website. In other words, at www.JewishPhilly.org, you may be able to register and create a user profile for courses or events, make use of a career center, sign up for broadcast email, take part in message boards, send greeting cards, participate in polls or surveys, or make a donation. In so doing, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, or information about your interests and activities. If you send a greeting card, you must provide the name and e-mail address of the recipient.
We also may collect information that is not personally identifiable, such as the type of browser you are using, the type of operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider.
How the Information is Used
We may use the information you give us to provide services to you, at your request. We may use it to communicate with you through periodic messages regarding services, events, and other information and notices we believe you may find interesting or useful. We may use it for confirmation of donations, registrations, or other actions you take on our site, and for related customer service needs. We use information you provide about others to enable us to send them your greeting cards.
When registering to attend an event Jewish Federation is holding with other organization(s), Jewish Federation may share your contact information with the/those organization(s).
If you are a registered user, you may alter your user profile to remove your name from our e-mail recipient list. If you have entered your email address on our homepage, please notify us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “remove” in the subject header and we will remove your name from our e-mail recipient list.
We do not sell, rent, swap, share, or trade our mailing lists with external organizations. Any personal information you provide to www.JewishPhilly.org will not be sold to third parties.
We may use the information that is not personally identifiable to analyze the design and functioning of our site to make website improvements. We may use such information in the aggregate to analyze site usage.
We will disclose personally identifiable information when required to do so by law.
Interactive Portions of the Site
Please be aware that when you provide information on bulletin boards and similar interactive portions of this Site, you are making such information available to others. Please use prudence and good sense when participating in such interactive portions of the Site. To the extent others post their information in such interactive settings, you agree to use such information only to the extent and for the purpose permitted by such person.
www.JewishPhilly.org uses appropriate procedures to ensure the security of your personal information and to protect it from unauthorized access. When we ask you to enter credit card information, we use the top industry standard security protection, including encryption, SSL transmission connection, and a secure server for information storage. Once your credit card has been processed, your credit card information will not be stored on our servers.
When we ask you for the following information: driver’s license number (or a picture), date of birth, passport number (or picture), or vaccination record, it is important that if you plan to email any of this information to us, we request that you use our encrypted email service, Virtu, to ensure the protection of such information. A Virtu link will be provided to you when asked for sensitive information.
Whether your information has been gathered through this website or any other Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia activity and after you have consented to Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia collection and use of your personal data and submitted personal data at this website, you may opt-out of having your personal data collected or used by Jewish Federation by contacting Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Please note that to fulfill certain obligations, we may need to continue sending you notices or other important information concerning any events or services you request.
You may contact us by sending us a letter at:
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
2 Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attention: Donor Services
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The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, view, use, display and print information on this website, including all the materials provided hereon, for your personal, informational, noncommercial use only.
You may not copy, modify, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, license, or sell any content or any portion of this site without the prior express written consent of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.
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All online materials, including without limitation the trademarks “Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia” and related marks, text, images, software applications, audio or video clips, and databases are owned or controlled by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, which retains all right, title, and interest in and to the website Content.
The website Content is protected by the copyright and trademark laws of the United States and other countries, international conventions, and other applicable laws.
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This JewishPhilly.org website may contain links to other websites operated and maintained by other parties. The JewishPhilly.org website does not control such other websites and is not responsible for their contents. Such links are provided for your convenience only and no endorsement of the material on such websites, or of their operators or owners, is given or implied.
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If you make use of the JewishPhilly.org site to make a payment for an event, or a course registration, or a mission deposit, and you have a question related to such payment, please contact us for service.
If you make use of the JewishPhilly.org website to make a charitable contribution, you will receive an automated receipt via email.
If you use this website, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password.
The JewishPhilly.org website conforms to the highest standards of privacy protection for website users. For details of our online practices regarding the privacy and security of your information, see our Privacy Statement above.
Limitation of Liability
Use of information in any portion of JewishPhilly.org website content for any purpose is solely at the risk of the user. News sources do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of any news releases or leadership briefings and make no guarantees, express or implied, including those of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole responsibility of the JewishPhilly.org website content sources is use of their best efforts to correct any fact, timing or omission brought to their attention.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia or you may cancel or terminate this agreement at any time. You may terminate this agreement by destroying all materials obtained from this website, and all related documentation. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia may terminate this agreement immediately without notice if, in its sole judgment, you breach any term or condition of this agreement. Upon termination, you must destroy all materials.
This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia with respect to this website, and it supersedes all prior such agreements.
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Volunteer Release and Waiver of Liability
Volunteer agrees to this release and waiver of liability in favor of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia (Jewish Federation), a nonprofit corporation, and Jewish Federation’s directors, officers, employees, agents, representatives, successors, and assigns (together with Jewish Federation, the Jewish Federation persons)
The Volunteer(s) desire to serve as a volunteer for Jewish Federation and engage in the activities related to being a volunteer. The Volunteer understands that the Activities may include those related to fundraising phone-a-thons, assisting older persons with certain tasks in their home, cooking meals, picking up litter, participating in missions and trips within the US, transporting goods, planting and gardening, visiting the sick and elderly, packaging donated goods, painting murals, building and repair work, dance-a-thon, etc.
The Volunteer hereby freely, voluntarily, and without duress executes this Release
under the following terms:
1. Release and Waiver: Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge and
hold harmless the Jewish Federation persons from any and all liability, charges, causes of action, claims, demands and other matters of any kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arises or hereafter may arise from or on account of Volunteer’s Activities with Jewish Federation. Volunteer understands that this Release discharges the Jewish Federation persons from any liability, charges, causes of action, claims, demands, and other matters of any kind or nature that the Volunteer may have against the Jewish Federation persons with respect to any and all matters, including but not limited to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death, loss, expense, charge or property damage that may result from or in connection with Volunteer’s Activities with Jewish Federation, whether caused by the negligence of the Jewish Federation persons or otherwise. Volunteer also understands that the Jewish Federation persons do not assume responsibility for or any obligation to provide financial assistance or other assistance, including but not limited to medical, health, or disability insurance in the event of injury or illness.
2. Medical Treatment: Volunteer does hereby release and forever discharge the
Jewish Federation persons from any liability, charges, causes of action, claims, demands and other matters of any kind or nature, either in law or in equity, which arises or hereafter may arise from or on account of any first aid, treatment, or service rendered in connection with the Volunteer’s Activities with Jewish Federation.
3. Assumption of the risk: The Volunteer understands that the Activities include
work that may be hazardous to the Volunteer, including, but not limited to those outlined above. Volunteer hereby expressly and specifically assumes the risk of injury or harm in the Activities and releases and forever discharges and holds harmless the Jewish Federation persons from all liability for and of all matters, including but not limited to injury, illness, death, loss, expense, charge or property damage that may result from the Activities.
4. Insurance: The Volunteer understands that, except as otherwise agreed to by
Jewish Federation in writing, Jewish Federation does not carry or maintain health, medical, or disability insurance coverage for any Volunteer. Each volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his or her own medical and health insurance. If activities include Volunteer using their own automobile, Volunteer understands they are responsible for obtaining auto insurance on their vehicle and that Jewish Federation will not be responsible or liable for any personal injury or property damage caused in whole or in part while Volunteer is using their personal vehicle.
5. Acknowledgment: Volunteer has reviewed, consents to and agrees to comply with the following policies and release of Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia – Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Terms and Conditions.
6. Other: Volunteer expressly agrees that this Release is intended to be as broad
and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Volunteer agrees that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release is held to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such clause or provision shall not otherwise affect the remaining provisions of this Release, which shall continue to be enforceable.
IF VOLUNTEER IS UNDER 18 – Parent / Legal Guardian authorizes Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia its directors, officers, employees, agents and representatives to provide and/or consent to first-aid treatment or other medical services which may become necessary in connection with an emergency during said minor’s participation in any Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia activity.
Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Event Participation
By agreeing to attend and participate in the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s events and activities, you understand that your participation is at your own risk.