The Leading Voice For Jewish Human Service Organizations
The Network is the membership association for 140+ non-profit organizations in the United States, Canada and Israel who provide a full range of human services for members of the Jewish community and beyond.
The Network seeks to be the leading voice for Jewish human service organizations – the go-to resource for best practices, research, innovation and partnerships; strengthening agencies so that they can better serve their communities and the people who need their help.
The Network strengthens and supports our member agencies and the people they serve through a wide range of human services including career and employment, youth and family, healthcare, immigrant and refugee, disability, counseling and mental health, seniors and Holocaust survivors and caregiver support.
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is resolute in its opposition to the openly racist, bigoted and anti-Semitic protests which took place this past weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia and extends its deepest condolences to the Bro-Heyer family on the tragic loss of their daughter Heather Heyer and to the families of Virginia State Police Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke M. M. Bates. We also offer our wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the many who suffered injuries as a direct result of senseless acts of violence. As a Network of over 140 direct service agencies which provide comprehensive human services, in a Jewish context, for refugees, Holocaust Survivors and countless others who often feel marginalized by the mainstream, we are especially distressed by the display of intolerance, deep hatred and complete lack of regard for basic civility. This behavior and these views have no place in the United States of America.
As our nation continues to struggle and finds itself increasingly divided, the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is proud to turn to its Jewish values of embracing the stranger and of repairing the world and will continue to provide immediate, professional, comprehensive and caring support for all who are in need.
June Gutterman and Jim Kahn, Co-Chairs
Reuben D. Rotman, President & CEO
Pushing the Boundaries is the first national Canadian conference of its kind designed for people with disabilities and their family members, self advocates, policymakers, professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to creating inclusive Jewish communities. Learn more here.
NJHSA is delighted to welcome Yad Ezra to The Network! Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing kosher food to needy Jewish families in Southeastern Michigan. Current statistics indicate that Yad Ezra provide an average of 1,300 impoverished families (almost 3,000 individuals) with food, health care items and household goods every month. In addition, Yad Ezra distributes appropriate foods that help enhance the clients' celebration of every Jewish holiday.
NJHSA partners are a valuable resource to your agency. Learn more about CliftonLarsonAllen, a company that delivers integrated wealth advisory, outsourcing, and public accounting capabilities to over 6,000 nonprofits across the country and Verified Volunteers, an organization dedicated to delivering high quality background checks.
Genie Cohen, NJHSA's CPO and member of the Board of the Heldrich Center's National Advisory Council attended WorkingNation Town Hall, "Re-skilling the Mid-Career Workforce," where a panel of business leaders and academic experts including John Colborn, COO at JEVS discussed problems stemming from long-term unemployment of middle-aged workers and solutions on getting them back to work, to a crowd of more than 200 in an effort to raises awareness of the mid-career workforce skills gap. PBS filmed the town hall which will be aired in September. Learn more here.
HOTEL CUT-OFF DATE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 31ST
Member agency executives and senior staff will convene for NJHSA's first formal gathering in Phoenix to network, discuss key topics facing the Network and its member agencies, and create a bridge to the 2018 Launch Conference. Learn more about the guest speakers, view the agenda and register here.
Emma Lebowitz recently joined the NJHSA staff as the Executive Assistant/Administrator. With more than 30 years of experience in managing and coordinating projects, events and campaigns and setting up systems for Jewish nonprofits, Emma will be serving as the executive assistant to the CEO, Reuben Rotman, and will provide administrative support to the full NJHSA professional staff team, while also serving as the NJHSA Office Administrator. Originally from Omaha, NE, Emma moved to NYC to attend Stern College for Women. Upon graduation, she moved to Israel for two years and interned at UJA Public Relations in the Jewish Agency building. That internship led to a love of Jewish communal service, and after her return to the States, Emma married and had 4 children. Today, Emma is a grandmother of 2 and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing Scrabble, exercising, reading, and volunteering as a job coach and matchmaker.
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