Our values

Our values

Everything we do at Bend the Arc is guided by our values and our long-term vision. In deep partnership with a multiracial movement, we seek to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender, age, ability, sexual orientation, and faith.

Our Core Values

Moral courage

We know the fight for justice and equity will not be easy or simple and requires us to take risks and act boldly. We act with integrity and we seek wisdom from our Jewish and social movement traditions and ancestors to guide us.


We recognize the power and importance of working in community with others. Through partnership and collaboration, we are able to leverage the unique strengths of our partners and allies and learn from the broader movement for justice. We create authentic relationships with other directly targeted communities and follow their leadership when seeking solutions to structural injustices.

Dignity & Equity

We honor and protect the dignity and inherent right of all people to live in freedom and safety. We recognize the historic impact of structural inequalities and the compounded nature of intersectional inequalities. We pursue justice for all people by eradicating systems and structures of oppression.


We are in this work for the long haul. We persevere through challenges, find creative solutions to problems, and create loving, meaningful, joyful community to help sustain us.

Impact & Effectiveness

We choose goals and campaigns that we believe will be effective in making lasting and systemic change that will impact people’s lives. At Bend the Arc, we focus solely on domestic issues because we know the majority of American Jews care passionately about what happens here in the U.S., and because we believe this strategic focus will allow us to have maximum impact on our domestic agenda.