Shine A Light Impacts Partner Companies to Combat Anti-Semitism Through Workplace DEI Initiatives

Partner companies include Google, H&M, the National Basketball Association (NBA), Comcast NBCUniversal, National Football League (NFL), Zoom and more

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NEW YORK, December 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — shine a light, an award-winning, purpose-driven gathering platform committed to uniting businesses, organizations and individuals to raise awareness of modern day antisemitism, is making a significant impact by collaborating with DCI initiatives in the workplace. work. Building on its successful launch last year, Shine A Light partners with leading companies and institutions across all industries, including big tech, health and beauty, sports, media, financial services, travel and more to inspire and implement lasting change in the workplace.

With anti-Semitism on the rise worldwide, Shine A Light’s mission to challenge harmful prejudices and stereotypes against the Jewish community is more critical than ever. Twenty-five percent of American Jews have been targeted by anti-Semitism in the past year, with this unconscious bias permeating all levels of society, including professional environments.

Shine A Light is dedicated to dispelling the darkness and has provided corporate partners with anti-Semitism awareness resources to include in Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEAI) programs, as well as in employee resource groups (ERG). Half of Jews say they are treated differently in the workplace because of their Jewish identity, showing why tackling anti-Semitism in the workplace is so important. Unlike other minority groups and communities, antisemitism awareness is often not included in corporate DEI efforts, as the Jewish community is often not considered a cultural minority in the workplace. Shine A Light plays a vital role in equipping companies with the resources to draw attention to the Jewish experience within their corporate culture.

“Anti-Semitism is one of the most destructive forms of hate, and we urgently need to work together to confront it,” said Google’s Chief Diversity Officer. Melonie Parker. “We proudly stand with our Jewish friends and neighbors again this year through Shine A Light, and every day, in solidarity against anti-Semitism.”

Shine A Light works with corporate partners to establish a more inclusive workplace for all, working closely with prominent executives and key internal decision makers through the creation of public statements of support for the Jewish community, the ongoing training of the personal and virtual. seminars, establishing Jewish GREs, and reviewing religious accommodation policies to ensure they are inclusive.

“We are honored to return as a partner in the Shine A Light coalition and to bring vital awareness to the dangers of anti-Semitism,” the NFL commissioner said. Roger Goodel. “There is no place for anti-Semitism or hatred of any kind in football, sport or society, and we must each play a part in ending it. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish fans, our employees and the Jewish community around the world, not just this Chanukah, but always.”

Shine A Light’s partner companies include Fortune 500 companies from various industries, including beauty, CPG, entertainment, finance, technology, sports, travel, and more. The coalition works with a wide range of companies including: Airbnb, AllianceBernstein, American Airlines, American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ), American Eagle Outfitters Inc., Amplius Wealth Advisors, Anzu, Best Buy Co., Inc. , Chobani, Clyde Group, Comcast NBCUniversal, Dallas Mavericks, Etsy, EVERFI, Equitable, FHLB Cincinnati, Florida Panthers, Full Sail University, Google, Group M, H&M, iHeart, L’Oreal UNITED STATESMecklenburg County, Medallia, NASCAR, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Coalition Building Institute Rochester, NYNational Football League (NFL), New Orleans & Company, Northwell Health, Oliver Agency, Real Chemistry, Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), Reed SmithScreenvision, Snap Inc., sweetgreen, Turner Construction Company, Unilever, United Talent Agency, UPS, USTA, and Zoom Video Communications, Inc., who are committed to raising awareness and taking action against anti-Semitism.


Together, these companies are united to take a stand against antisemitism by providing educational resources for employees and opportunities to meet leaders in the field of antisemitism, creating resource groups for Jewish employees, and more.

About Shine A Light
Shine A Light is a global initiative to shine a light on the dangers of anti-Semitism through education, community partnerships, workplace engagement and community advocacy. Powered by an unprecedented coalition of over 90 Jewish and non-Jewish organizations across North America United States and CanadaShine A Light is inspired by Chanukah, the festival of lights, to encourage Jews and their allies to speak out and send a message that anti-Semitism, in all its modern forms, will not be tolerated in our communities.

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