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July 2017, Volume II
A Message from The Network Co-Chairs:
On behalf of the Steering Committee leadership, which worked tirelessly for the last two years to establish our new organization, the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, we are so very pleased to report that the legal filings have all been approved and we are now officially recognized as a new organization, with incorporation in the State of New York. It is important as we move forward as a new entity to celebrate all the many accomplishments which both AJFCA and IAVJS enjoyed and which brought us to this important transition.

As we work toward implementing the vision of our new organization, we are fueled by the excitement and level of engagement which has been felt from throughout our 140 member agency Network. The Network is grounded in its initial founding vision, building off of our four central pillars:  innovation, best practices, member services and advocacy. We are actively engaged in developing initiatives around these four pillars and continuing our work in fulfilling the vision of strengthening our entire Network and working together to advance the Jewish human service sector.

Thank you for your critical partnership in our efforts.

June Gutterman and Jim Kahn, Co-Chairs, NJHSA Board of Directors
Network Updates

The NETWORK is tirelessly working to add value to your membership, bringing your agency additional benefits, networking opp ortunities and revenue streams.  
  • The Jewish Federation of New Mexico has joined the Network! Please welcome Erin Tarica, Director of the Jewish Care Program. The Jewish Federation of New Mexico is
    the only Jewish social service organization in the state. They are excited to join the Network and look forward to expanding into Santa Fe soon.  
  • A Finance Professionals Facebook group has been created. Chief Financial Officers, Controllers and finance professionals from member agencies are encouraged to join. 
Canadian Member Agency News

Canadian member agencies are busy serving their communities. 
  • Pushing the Boundaries: Disability, Inclusion and Jewish Community | April 15 -17, 2018 | Toronto, ON  | Learn more here.
    The first Canadian national 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.
Network Advocacy Updates

Re-position your agency and align yourself with The
WORK to advance causes and policy.
  • HIAS opposes the RAISE Act. This week Senators Tom Cotton (Ark.) and David Perdue (Ga.) appeared with President Trump at the White House to endorse legislation that would cut legal immigration to the United States. Continue reading here.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act  is under attack. Help protect this vital legislation! ADA Education and Reform Act Undermines the ADA Please reach out to your Representatives and urge them to oppose H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. This bill would fundamentally undermine federal disability rights law as established 26 years ago by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). H.R. 620 does not "reform" the ADA, but instead imposes new barriers to people with disabilities seeking access to public accommodations.
Network Funding Opportunities

Learn about funding opportunities, including JFNA's regularly posted Grants Bulletin.
Network Calls & Webinars

Calls and webinars are designed for NJHSA member agency professionals and lay leaders
. Please direct questions to Karen, Director of Membership Services.
  • MEMBER BENEFIT  - An Introduction to NJHSA Sponsored Health Insurance & Related HR Benefits Thursday, August 10th, 3pm ET | Learn more and register here. Offer better benefits while saving money for you as the employer, as well as for your employees!
  • Keep Calm & Practice Self-Care | Tuesday, August 15th, 1pm EST | Learn more and register here.
    When it comes to taking care of people are you last on your list? Do you give all of yourself to your clients and have nothing left when it comes to you? Signing up for this call is the first step in honoring your professional and personal commitments. Increase your effectiveness by learning techniques to reduce professional stress and avoid burnout in this interactive workshop.
  • Jewish Residential Task Force | August Call | Aging Issues Affecting the Disabled | Tuesday, August 15th, 1pm ETThe August call will focus on issues of aging as they apply to persons with disabilities and the implications for program services and delivery. Participants will be asked to weigh in on the top key challenges for this population. A webinar addressing these issues will be developed as an outcome of the discussion. Please contact Karen Rosen to be added to the email list for call-in details. 
  • Gauging NJHSA Member Agency Interest in Being Trained to Replicate the Ambulatory Integration of the Medical and Social (AIMS) Model  | Wednesday, August 23rd, 1pm ET | Learn more and register here.
    The AIMS model assesses the needs of complex patients and provides risk-focused care coordination by master's prepared social workers guided by a standardized protocol.  Implementing AIMS aligns well with the services that many community-based social service organizations already provide, creates the opportunity to develop partnerships with local clinics to better integrate care, and opens the door to future contracts with partner clinics. On this informational webinar, we will provide a high-level overview of AIMS protocol, review our training package and support, and share considerations for sites interested in being trained in this model. Please join this webinar to learn more about this opportunity and to have any questions answered. 
  • NJHSA Town Hall Webinars for Partners & Sponsors | Wednesday, September 13th, 3pm ET | Register here.
    Join fellow partners and sponsors for a webinar facilitated by NJHSA's CEO, Reuben Rotman, designed to educate you and your agency, our partners and sponsors, on NJHSA's goals, efforts underway, new initiatives and plans for the future. Time has been set aside for Q&A. Learn about the 2018 NJHSA Launch Conference in Chicago and how your organization can participate. Partner with our expanded network of 140 agencies. 
Network Events

NJHSA is actively planning NETWORK events! SAVE THE DATES so you don't miss out on networking opp ortunities.
    - Executive Conference | 
    October 28th-30th | Arizona Biltmore 
    Member agency executives and senior staff will convene for NJHSA's first formal gathering to network, discuss key topics facing the Network and its member agencies, and create a bridge to the 2018 Launch Conference. 
    Speakers include Laurel O'Sullivan, J.D. Principal and Founder of The Advocacy Collaborative, who will present on advocacy as a strategy for greater impact and effectiveness on Sunday and Michael Mozenter, Founder of Bizlogx LLC, who will moderate a facilitated discussion on the creation of the NETWORK's Center for Innovation and Research on Monday. Learn more about the guest speakers and view the agenda here.
  • 2017 Inclusion Summit | Ruderman Family Foundation | November 19th & 20th | Boston, MA | Learn more and register here.
  • 2018 NJHSA Launch Conference | April 29-May 1 | Grand Sheraton | Chicago, IL
    Guest speakers have been secured and will be announced after the Executive Conference.
Network Tools & Resources

Share practical tools and resources you find helpful with the NETWORK through our Facebook groups. 
  • NJHSA has partnered with GrantStation to provide your agency with complimentary access to the GrantStation Insider, a weekly newsletter featuring 12 unique funding opportunities including the latest national and regional grant opportunities, as well as upcoming federal deadlines. Click here to view the latest edition, (updated every Thursday).
  • NJHSA member agencies are encourage to sign up for and utilize the NJHSA Facebook groups, designed to provide a forum for vibrant discussion and the exchange of information that will benefit the work of our NETWORK among member agency professionals. View a list of the groups and links to join here. For questions regarding the maintenance of these groups or group additions, please contact Megan.   
Network Member Highlights

The best part of our NETWORK is sharing successes. We want to promote your organizations. Let your fellow member agencies know what's going on in your community! Share updates with Megan, Director of Marketing & Communica tions.
Network Career Opportunities

Interested in viewing other open NETWORK positions?  Click here to see what career opportunities member agencies are looking to fill . Email Megan to add or remove postings.
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