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

October 2016
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Update from........The  Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA)  - the new VIBRANT association to assist Jewish Human Service Agencies serve our constituents more effectively, through collaborative initiatives and collective impact.
Thank you for responding to the recent survey.  We appreciate your time and input.  We plan to address some of the key issues raised in the survey in our next few bi-weekly newsletter emails.
1.   What is the plan is for the spring conferences that each association holds annually?
With NJHSA launching in early  2017 and with a new CEO coming on board around the same time, it was agreed that we will not be holding a spring conference in 2017.  We are hoping to hold Regional Meetings in the fall of 2017.  Stay tuned for the official announcement of the inaugural NJHSA conference in the spring of 2018. 
2.   What will happen with the existing activities and opportunities that currently exist in each of the associations?
The steering committee has been working through issues such as how best to communicate with members, managing the legal transition to the new entity, assessing the financial viability of the new entity and beginning to research alternative revenue streams. At this time, we plan to continue all of the activities and opportunities that member agencies currently receive. This includes activities such as networking, learning, professional development, best practices, sectoral issues, etc.  We want to maintain the wealth of knowledge and sharing across the organizations.  We will review all activities during our first year of operating the new association to determine what will stay, what will go, what will transition, what will be new.   Your input along the way will be crucial.  
3.    What are the legalities of the process? 
For legal purposes we are merging the two associations, however, what we are doing in practice is creating something brand new.  We have a new name, a new vision and mission.  We will be open to many other agencies besides members of IAJVS and AJFCA. Legally we are being practical, organizationally we are excited about our new beginning.
Advocacy Updates:  Legislative News from the Hill capital
NETWORK Member Benefits & News
Calls & Webinars (past recordings can be found here)  
  • Professional Development Committee Call Wednesday, November 9th at 1 pm ET | contact Karen Rosen at for more information
  • JVS Boston's Re:Launch Event Webinar|Wednesday December 14th at 1PM ET | More information and registration can be found here 
  • General AssemblyWashington, 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.)
  • JFSA Vancouver Announces New CEO  Richard Fruchter transitions from Interim CEO to full time CEO. Read the complete announcement here.
  • Hurricane Matthew Affects Member Agencies in the Southeast.  Hurricane Matthew Affects Member Agencies in the Southeast. Read about how agencies down south are handling the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.
  • Pressing the Refresh Button on Reframimg. Reframing Human Service Network. Read the full article here .
  • Community Fundraising Works! Learn more about a new community fundraising guide complete with  "tried and true" techniques shared by other successful campaigners.
  • Engaging with Aging Conference  Read about the conference and get the materials here. IAJVS CEO Genie Cohen will be attending  U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and The Department of Labor's Discussion of Successes and Next Steps in Helping the Long-Term Unemployed  next Monday, October 17th,  to discuss lessons learned from our work with the long-term unemployed and possible practices going forward.
  • nTIDE Report: Job Numbers Rise Again in 6-Month Trend for Americans with Disabilities 
    Read the full article here
  • ACL 2016 Alzheimer's Disease Initiative  Specialized Supportive Services (ADI-SSS) Program Awards. Read about the program and the applicants here.
Tools & Resources   
  • Grant opportunities from the Jewish Federations of North America JFNA has provided a list of numerous grants that are now available for your agencies. Click here for more information.
  • Webinar offering from the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals How to Increase Employment Motivation in the Hard-to-Employ. Click here for more information and to register.
  • National Skills Coalition: Promising Practices in Work Based Learning for Youth Click here for more information.
  • National Skills Coalition: Adult Education and Middle School Jobs Fact Sheet Click here to read more. 
  • U.S. Department of Labor Find out more about Apprenticeship USA by clicking here.
  • DOL Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) National Disability Institute American Job Center Toolkit Resources of the week email listerv. Click here to see more.
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