A Joint Publication of AJFCA & IAJVS 
On behalf of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

September 2016
In This Issue
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Meyerhoff Fellows Launched

Thanks to the Meyerhoff Foundation, the Network (members of AJFCA and IAJVS) has launched a second set of Early Career Professional Fellows. The accompanying photo is of the new group, which convened for the first time recently in a retreat at The Pearlstone Center outside of Baltimore. It's an outstanding group, one which embraced the learning and fellowship the retreat provided with gusto; but more about the 2016-17 Meyerhoff Fellows in a future issue of the Network News.

Now is the time to celebrate and acknowledge the 2015-16 Meyerhoff Fellows, which recently completed their year as Fellows, but created bonds and acquired knowledge that will last through the years. Congratulations to:

Adam Halpern, JFS Seattle, WA
Carly Sonenshine, JFCS Atlanta, GA
Hileia Seeger, JSSA Rockville, MD
Kristina Jalazo, Gulf Coast JFCS Clearwater, FL
Melissa Krechmer, JFCS Philadelphia, PA
Micah Buck-Yael, JFCS St. Louis, MO
Natalie Kahn, JFS Detroit, MI
Rebecca Rice, East Bay JFCS Berkeley, CA
Taly Friedman JFS Kansas City, KS
Todd Sandler JFCS Minneapolis, MN

Thank you, 2015-16 Fellows, for enriching the Fellowship and the field through your participation. And thank you Meyerhoff Foundation and the sponsoring agencies for helping to build the leadership of the Jewish human service sector into the future.

Advocacy Updates:  Legislative News from the Hill capital
NETWORK Member Benefits & News
Calls & Webinars (past recordings can be found here)  
  • General Assembly Washington, DC |  November 13th-15th  Learn more here . Contact:   Liz Leibowitz  |  REGISTER HERE ( The GA brings together volunteer and professional leaders from Federations across North America, along with those in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the world.)
  • Risks of Occupational Fraud: Nonprofit and Government Roundtable Series | REGISTER HERE   There will be a total of 20 roundtables around the country to outline the costs, methods, perpetrators, and victims of occupational fraud for nonprofit and government entities.
  • The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities | Waynesboro, PA | December 12th-18th  Learn more & register here (This is the application for the Jewish Leadership Institute on Disabilities and Inclusion, to be held December 12-15, 2016. THIS IS NOT the application for the regular University of Delaware Leadership Institute to be held in Delaware in January 2017 or July 2017.)
  • KESHET-AJFCA Leadership Project Summit.  Read about the event here.
  • Engaging with Aging Conference. Read about the conference and get the materials here
  • National Skills Coalition:  As Welcoming Week begins, a fresh look at adult education and immigrant integration. Read more here.
  • National Skills Coalition:  House approves Perkins reauthorization bill. Read the full article here.
  • U.S. Department of Labor: Six states receive nearly $15M in grants to expand employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Find out more here
  • U.S. Department of Labor:  US Labor Department awards $9.3M to continue funding to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Read more here
  • NCWD/Youth Releases Publications on Financial Capability for Youth. 
    The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) has published a new Info Brief for families, "Developing Financial Capability Among Youth: How Families Can Help." Read more here.
Tools & Resources   
  • Disabilities Services Funding Available for U.S. Member Agencies of AJFCA and IAJVS   A new funding opportunity is available for AJFCA and IAJVS member agencies located in the U.S. Funding is available on a 1:2 matched basis for support services and programming for persons with disabilities. Access the RFP here  to learn more and submit a proposal . Proposals must be submitted online by close of business on October 6, 2016.
  • Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care longitudinal study Please complete this survey to measure the Aging Services Network's knowledge of PCTI care. (Survey must be completed by September 30, 2016).
  • Dear Ally - LGBTQ Online Support An anonymous online question and answer forum for Jewish lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Check out JCFS Philadelphia's Dear Ally page for more information. 
  • New Matching Grant Initiative Honoring Itzhak Perlman Supporting Inclusion of People with Disabilities in Jewish Life The Matching Fund will match new and increased gifts from eligible donors to organizations and projects that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities within the Jewish community. Click here for more information
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