We take your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information, and that of your child/ren, for the purposes of Remote Synagogue Youth (by phone, email or post). Your information will be stored on the Reform Judaism database and it will be shared within our organisation to those staff with authorised access. Your information will not be shared with any other organisation outside our own.
After Reform Synagogue Youth (and throughout the year), we would like to keep in contact with you, and your child/ren, and send you details of other RSY-Netzer events (including, but not limited to, Choref (winter events), Shemesh (summer camp) and Israel Tour). This might be by phone, email and post. If at any point you wish for your data to be removed from our database, you may request so. For any inquiries about personal data, please contact Sharon Daniels at SDaniels@rjuk.org or call 020 8349 5659.
We will be building email and WhatsApp groups to send you updates and reminders regarding our online programming, along with links to join in.
By ticking the following boxes, you will consent to being added to each of these communication channels.
Please also let us know whether you wish to have communication directed at parents/guardians, or both children and parents.
Statement for Parents/Guardians
I agree to my child participating in the online programme provided by RSY-Netzer, which will be sent to me weekly by email. I understand that my child remains my responsibility and an adult will always be in the home with my child during sessions. RSY-Netzer will plan activities which are safe and appropriate and cannot take any responsibility for any damage or injury sustained during activities.
I understand it is my responsibility to provide all equipment and to ensure my child is logged on and logged off for each session. RSY-Netzer will not accept responsibility for any other use of the IT equipment.
I understand that by taking part in a session, I am consenting to the session being recorded by RSY-Netzer. All recordings will be for internal use only and are for the sole purposes of safeguarding. Recordings will not be made public or be used in any promotional material by RSY-Netzer.
You do not need to show your camera or use audio when taking part in our sessions. Both of these features are optional.
RSY-Netzer may take photos of participants on our events for future publicity and social media. We operate on an 'Opt-in' system whereby if you agree, we may publish photos of your child on our events for publicity etc. In the case of Remote Synagogue Youth's online programming, this would be in the format of taking screenshots of participants engaging with activities.
RSY-NETZER’S ‘BRIT KEHILAH’ FOR ONLINE ACTIVITIES
A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
This is a formal document, and the language used may be difficult for younger children to understand. We would appreciate it if you would take some time to discuss its contents with your child.
RSY-Netzer strives to run programmes which are fun, educational and fulfilling, and which encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves, their words and actions. As a general rule, we very rarely have problems on our events, but nevertheless operate the following strict code of conduct to ensure that no individual or group damages the experience of others. We expect the same standards and for online activities as we do in person.
Participants are expected to:
1. Behave in a responsible manner as defined by staff
2. Participate in activities, or leave the session
3. Treat other movement members and staff with care and respect
Participants can expect to:
1. Be treated fairly and with respect
2. Have an organised programme of activities
3. Be within a safe environment
4. Have any complaints taken seriously, and responded to appropriately by RSY-Netzer Staff.
1. Participants can only join a session with consent from parents and prior-registration.
2. We expect participants to attend and engage fully in all activities, or leave the session, rather than disrupt it.
3. Participants are not to engage in any anti-social behavior including but not limited to use of bad language, bullying, intimidation etc.
4. If there is more than one child participating from a family/home, each child should be registered.
5. All participants are expected to turn off their cameras when leaving/ending the sessions.
Discipline Procedure - Three strikes and out
RSY-Netzer staff strive to discuss with an individual all behaviours observed that are outside of the accepted norms in an attempt to help young people understand the consequences of the behaviour and therefore change those behaviours. Sometimes there is a need to take more affirmative action, in which case all RSY-Netzer staff have been instructed to operate according to the following disciplinary procedure:
1. A first strike is issued when any of the above are observed. The child will be asked to leave the session and staff will contact them and their parents at the end of the session. Staff will discuss why the behaviour is unacceptable and any consequences which might be appropriate, e.g. an apology.
2. A second strike is issued in the same format as the first.
3. If there is a need for a third and final strike the participant will no longer be able to participate in activities for an agreed period, depending on the behaviour and impact on the group. We aim to be inclusive and would work with the child and their family to enable them to rejoin the programme.
Please Note:Complaints procedureIf any participant feels that s/he has been the subject of unfair treatment by any member of staff or voluntary leader s/he has the right to submit a formal letter of complaint to the Director of Youth Students & Young Adults. Any complaints will be dealt with seriously and promptly. In the event that you are not satisfied with the response, you may pursue your complaint with the Chief Executive or Chair of the Board of The Movement for Reform Judaism.
Our Safeguarding Children Policy applies to all events, including online and can be found on our website
Remote Synagogue Youth is a completely free service. We are providing it because it is essential to us that we are a source of community and support for our members at this time.
However, whilst enjoying the silver linings we are equally experiencing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most potently, this is evident in the events that we are no longer able to run. We are seeking donations to help us cover some of the not insignificant costs incurred by event cancellations that we are contractually bound to pay and have no means of getting back. We are looking for financial support to help ensure that we are able to run for our chanichimot (participants) and madrichimot (leaders) alike in the years to come.
Any contribution would be greatly appreciated and a massive help to us at this difficult time. If you are able, please donate via our JustGiving page by clicking here.
Please feel no pressure to donate. Your support and engagement during this strange time is already so valued.