Join the Network of Jewish Human Service Agency’s for the 2018 Inaugural Conference, which will focus on the role that NJHSA and its member agencies can play to strengthen each other as well as provide the highest level of service to constituents through innovation, service delivery and best practices, successful collaborations, and advocacy and government affairs.
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies was formed in January 2017 when the two leading Jewish services organizations – the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS) – joined forces.
The Network is a membership association of more than 140 non-profit organizations in the United States, Canada and Israel. Its members provide a full range of human services for the Jewish community and beyond, including healthcare, career, employment and mental health services, as well as programs for youth, family and seniors, Holocaust survivors, immigrants and refugees, people with disabilities and caregivers.
The Network strives to be the leading voice for this sector, to be the go-to place for innovation, best practices, collaboration and advocacy, as well as to strengthen agencies to better serve their communities.
The Network is establishing a Lay Leadership Committee. Participants should be energetic and have insight regarding how The Network can meet the needs of lay leadership through outreach, programming, and technology. The goals for this Committee are to:
Please contact Anna Feldman, Lay Leadership Committee Chair and Past Board Chair, JFS Atlantic & Cape May Counties, NJ for more information.
Our Jewish Family: A Conference on Diversity and Inclusion was a collaborative effort of Jewish Child and Family Service of Winnipeg, the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, and the Rose and Max Rady JCC. In 2 days, 8 sessions were attended by more than 120 conference attendees. Keynote speaker, Rabbi Micah Buck-Yael, Coordinator of Community Chaplaincy with the Jewish Family & Children's Service of St. Louis, spoke about the most current clinical best practices for clients identifying in the LGTBQ2S community and the community approach to diversity and inclusive language with a Jewish lens. Jewish Federations of Canada CEO, Linda Kislowicz, moderated sessions on interfaith families which culminated into a planning session with Jewish community professionals and lay leadership. The final session concluded with the establishment of a Standing Committee on Inclusion and three task forces to address: Inclusive Communications, Inclusive Education/Training, and Inclusive Infrastructure. There was also a committee struck to draft community-wide vision and value statements, and guiding principles. It is with great pride, excitement and enthusiasm that JCFS Winnipeg was the catalyst for engaging the community on this important journey.
KAVOD's (Ensuring Dignity for Holocaust Survivors) mission is to provide aid to Holocaust Survivors, living at or below the poverty line in the United States, who have emergency day to day needs for food, medicine and/or household goods. KAVOD is designed to make sure these men and women live out their remaining years with dignity and respect by issuing aid in the form of gift cards to grocery stores and pharmacies near where they live. Nearly 20 NJHSA member agencies partner with KAVOD.
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