The Wilf Campus Code of Ethical Conduct & Principles

 

Respect. (Kavod – כבוד)

We value the diverse needs of individuals and communities.

We respect the dignity and autonomy of each person and the integrity, privacy, beliefs, and cultures of our varied constituencies—the people we serve, our employees, donors, volunteers, and others. Policies that govern our working relationships with these constituencies reflect this commitment.

We keep the broader interests of the community in mind and look for opportunities to collaborate with those working in the non-profit, private and public sectors.

We value respectful, reasoned dialogue with one another.


Accountability. (Achrayut – אחריות)

We are responsible for measurable outcomes and the delivery of effective programs and services.

Being mission-focused, producing measurable outcomes, conducting program evaluations, and developing and maintaining sound financial management are important elements of our accountability.

We honor donors’ intentions and restrictions on the use of their gifts, and promote responsible stewardship of the resources they entrust to us for the accomplishment of our work.

The hallmark of our success is whether individual lives—and our communities—change for the better as a result of our work.


Integrity. (Tzedek – צדק)

We uphold a code of ethics that instills public trust and respect.

Wilf Campus’ activities, services, and programs are consistent with our current mission statement to enhance and respect Jewish values, traditions and lifestyles, for older adults in the New Jersey communities we serve, compatible with our organizational capacity and managed with the highest level of competence.   We share information about our missions, program activities, use of donations, and finances. We comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

We enable our individual board members to exercise their duties of care, loyalty, obedience and fiduciary responsibility to the organization. Individual board members are informed and participate in board decisions in good faith. They do not use their position for individual personal advantage.


Spirituality. (Ruchaniyutרוחניות)

We respect the varied Jewish and other ethnic beliefs within our community.

As a faith-based organization we respect the diversity of our beliefs and those of other ethnicities while simultaneously upholding our dedication to Jewish law and Jewish life.


Excellence. (Metzuyanut – מצוינות)

We utilize best practices, abide by high operating standards and adhere to the law.

We support and encourage visionary governance, exemplary management, excellent service and program delivery, and exceptional staff. We value and uphold the highest ethical and professional standards in all working relations. We are accessible and responsive to members of the public who express an interest in the affairs of our organizations.