Dear Members and Members-to-be,
There have been many questions and concerns expressed as to exactly who is welcome as a member of JNET.
And, as it is in our collective nature to weigh all things out very carefully, we consulted several sources and debated in board meetings, and have developed this position statement. We, as a board, hope that this clarifies our vision for the group and reflects our integrity as a community.
JNET is a Jewish faith-based networking organization created to support the growth and success of Jewish professionals and business owners. We make a concerted effort to offer JNET members every opportunity to promote their services and products and to support each other as members of the Jewish community.
JNET membership is made up of people of the Jewish faith, living a Jewish lifestyle and contributing to the betterment of the Jewish community. This could include people who were not born Jewish.
JNET activities are centered in local synagogues. Our meetings may include blessings and remarks by clergy and comments relating to the teachings of the Torah with regards to Jewish business philosophy.
All the food served at our meetings is kosher-style and social events have Jewish themes.
JNET does not discriminate nor deny membership to non-Jewish professionals, however, because JNET is made up of Jewish people who have chosen to do business within the Jewish community, respect for Jewish customs are expected from those who are not Jewish.
We hope that this addresses and clarifies our desire to support our community while being inclusive.
Now, let’s get into those meetings and JNET Connects and give each other the business!