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March 2018, Volume I
Conference Awards are due TODAY - FRIDAY, MARCH 2ND! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!

Check out the evening networking and learning opportunities available at this year's Conference. On Sunday, Erasing the Distance will use the power of performance to disarm stigma, spark dialogue, educate, and promote healing surrounding issues of mental health
. A casual networking event will follow. On Monday, watch Stateless,  the 1989 refugee story of Soviet Jews who were stranded in Italy until they were accepted for resettlement through agencies like yours, followed by  an interactive discussion about today's integration process for refugees. 

2018 NJHSA Conference |Unifying Our Human Service Voice 
Sheraton Grand Chicago | April 29- May 1, 2018 
Network Advocacy Updates

Re-position your agency and align yourself with The
NET WORK to advance causes and policy.
  • Action Alert: Thank Members Who Oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act
    Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a version of the ill-named ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would make it more difficult for people with disabilities to challenge remaining barriers to full inclusion. The Network encourages your agency to reach out to all of your House members who voted against the bill and thank them for their votes against this measure. Track how your members voted and learn more here
  • The NJHSA Board has approved, The Network's Policy Priorities, which reflect NJHSA's general policies as an international association. Feel free to use these guidelines as a template for your agency. Mindy Brodsky, NJHSA's Washington Representative is available as a resource.
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 .  
  • MAX Interpersonal Career Coaching - Transition Support, Moving Young Adults into Self-Sufficiency Wednesday, March 14th, 2pm ET |  Learn more and register here .
    MAX is a transition support service focused on Young Adults working toward self-sufficiency. Through the use of 5 modules, MAXers develop skills in the areas of communication, problem solving, emotional regulation, empathy/ friendship and character flexibility all associated with gaining and retaining  employment and independent living. MAX began as a program serving young adults within the Columbus Jewish Community; and has recently expanded to include serving youth emancipating foster care from Franklin County Children's  Services.  
  • Kavod | Monday, March 19th, 2pm ET |  REGISTER
    KAVOD's mission is to provide aid to Holocaust Survivors who have emergency day to day needs for food, medicine and/or household goods. Serving Holocaust Survivors living at or below the poverty line in the United States, 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.
  • Rush University: Network Opportunities | Wednesday, March 21st, 2pm | REGISTER
    The Network's recent partnership with Rush Medical College has afforded the opportunity to for older adult service professionals to network and engage around innovation in partnering with healthcare entities. Opportunities for implementing and sustaining evidence based care coordination initiatives will be highlighted.   
Canadian Network Events
NJHSA is actively planning NETWORK events! SAVE THE DATES so you don't miss out on networking opportunities.
  • Our Jewish Family: A Conference on Diversity and Inclusion | March 12th | Learn more and register here
  • Pushing the Boundaries:  Disability, Inclusion and Jewish Community | April 15-17, 2018 | Toronto, ON | Learn more and register here by Monday, March 5th.
    The first national Canadian conference of its kind designed for people with disabilities and their family members, self advocates, policy makers, professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to creating inclusive Jewish communities. 
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.
  • In an ongoing effort to create more compassionate and effective care for people with intellectual disability, Israel Elwyn (IE) partnered with Hadassah School of Nursing (Hebrew University) and Hadassah Medical Center Ein Kerem earlier this month to present a conference entitled "Making the ER Accessible." Learn more here.
  • Jewish Family Services of Broward County is partnering with the Israel Trauma Coalition to support the needs of their community. Learn more here.
  • First-time drug sellers in Philadelphia are offered a second chance with JEVS' The Choice is Yours. Grads are working, paying taxes and supporting their families. Nationally recognized Vera Institute profiles this successful program that boasts a low 13% recidivism rate. Learn more here
Network Career Opportunities

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