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 strives 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.
As the rain subsides, the people of Houston and east Texas are coming face to face with the realities of the disaster and the challenges they face to rebuild their lives. In response, NJHSA and Jewish Family Service of Houston launched an Emergency Support Line, Friday, September 1st.
With our commitment to refugee services firmly rooted in the fabric of our member agencies, the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies strongly opposes the administration's decision to set an end date to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). NJHSA member agencies provide essential services for refugees and their families each day, including resettlement, education, career and mental health services. We do so, not only as a network of human service providers, but with a deep respect for Jewish tradition which includes the value of embracing the stranger and with the knowledge that these services are also core to the fundamental values of our country, the pursuit of liberty, freedom and justice for all. We encourage you to join us in contacting your members of Congress to strengthen our collective voice. With this statement, we are not only voicing our opposition to this action but are re-affirming our commitment to maintain and grow the full range of human services so they will always be fully accessible to the Dreamers of our country.
With much appreciation for your participation in our efforts,
June Gutterman and Jim Kahn, Co-Chairs,
NJHSA Board of Directors Leah Rosenbaum, Chair, NJHSA Advocacy Committee
Reuben D. Rotman, President & CEO, NJHSA
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.
#GivingTuesday is a brilliant idea. When it was started in 2012, its purpose was to create a "global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration." It has expanded over the past five years to levels that none of us could have imagined. At JEVS Human Services, In place of #GivingTuesday, they are instituting #DoingTuesday to encourage their donors (and hopefully non-donors) to support clients in an active and hands-on way. Learn more here in an article published in eJewishPhilanthropy.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and NJSHA will be sending out a special newsletter detailing the work of our member agencies in raising awareness and supporting their communities. Join your colleagues for a call during which we will share our plans. Please send marketing materials surrounding events to Megan in advance. This call will serve as our first official affinity group call. We will discuss topics and a date for our next call as well.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2pm ET
Contact Megan for call access information.
The NJHSA Nominating Committee is excited to announce the launch of the nominating process to identify potential candidates for the inaugural Board of Directors of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). We are seeking to establish a strategic board which will consist of thought leaders, advocates, funders, and other influential individuals who care deeply about working together to advance the Jewish human service sector. Terms will begin in May 2018 and service may be up to three years. Learn more here.
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
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.
Of roughly 17,000 Holocaust survivors living in Canada, about one quarter live in poverty, including more than 2,000 in Toronto. Survivors are twice as likely as other Canadian seniors to be poor, according to a 2016 study. Few are aware of this problem, even in the Canadian Jewish community. Learn more in an article published by The Hamilton Spectator on August 26th.
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