NJHSA is a guiding force in Jewish human services, strengthening and supporting vocational, family, healthcare, elder care, disability and all other human service agencies and the people they serve for best practices, research, innovation and partnerships.
NETWORK News offers regular updates, advocacy alerts, funding opportunities, call/webinar details, upcoming events, tools & resources, member highlights, and available career opportunities. 

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January 2018, Volume II
Early-bird costs will increase on February 20th.
Learn more and book your hotel stay here.

Pre-Conference:  Executive Briefing (10-11:30am) - Please note for travel planning.
***NJHSA Member Agency CEOs/Executive Directors are invited to this informal gathering designed to connect recently appointed CEO's/ED's to the full CEO/ED cohort. The meeting will also offer an insider's briefing on the development of the Network, its goals for 2018 and beyond and opportunities for engagement.***  

2018 NJHSA Conference |Unifying Our Human Service Voice 
Sheraton Grand Chicago | April 29- May 1, 2018 
Center for Innovation & Research

NJHSA's Center for Innovation & Research is in the development process and aims to be  an array of resources the Network could apply to help Members transform ideas and opportunities into actions through collaborations and partnerships with start-up companies, universities, foundations and corporations, philanthropists and government.
  • Innovation - A Great Resource
    Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Lean Startup, Design Thinking - we've introduced a lot of new concepts in the last few months. Each has its own language, frameworks, processes, models, and metrics. If you're interested in learning more, visit www.steveblank.com . Steve Blank is a Stanford professor and one of the country's leading thinkers and practitioners of entrepreneurship, innovation and the Lean Startup. Relevant to our work, he's extended these concepts beyond for-profit businesses to governmental, educational and non-profit organizations.  Steve Blank's site is a little difficult to navigate, but contains a treasure trove of resources. It's worth the effort.
Network Updates

The Network is interested in your agency. We want to know about your programs. Share your successes with everyone. Send 
Megan your press releases, news stories, Facebook updates, etc . . .   
    NJHSA Sponsored Association Health Insurance Plan for U.S. Member Agencies 
    Interested in reducing rising costs associated with health insurance premiums, while providing strong and attractive benefits to your employees? Consider NJHSA's sponsored health insurance plan, launched in 2018 and going strong with four participating agencies. Join Christina King, President of C&A Benefits Group, for a webinar designed to introduce your agency to the NJHSA sponsored Association Health Insurance Plan, a new member benefit for U.S. member agencies. The plan is intended to bring meaningful savings to your agency's employee healthcare expenses. L earn more about this exciting benefit, now open for new agencies to join, during a February webinar. 
    REGISTER HERE:  Thursday, February 8th, 3pm ET or Wednesday, February 21st, 3pm ET  
Network Advocacy Updates

Re-position your agency and align yourself with The
NET WORK to advance causes and policy.
  • Comment Period Open for NJHSA 2018 Public Policy Priorities
    NJHSA is in the process of developing a formal list of our priority public policy issues that will guide our advocacy as the leading voice for Jewish human service organizations in the United States, Canada and Israel. The NJHSA Advocacy Committee has worked to develop a draft of these priorities and the comment period is now open. Learn more and share your input here.
  • Action Alert: Urge Congress to Vote on Health Extenders in January
    On December 21, 2017, just before adjourning for recess, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government in operation through January 19, 2018. As part of this legislation, Congress temporarily extended Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding through March 31, 2018. CHIP and several other expired health programs impact Jewish federation partner agencies and the people we serve, such as vulnerable children, people with disabilities, and older adults. It is critical for Jewish federations and our partner agencies to urge Members of Congress to extend these vital health and long-term care programs as soon as possible. Learn more here. 
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 .
  • Making Facts Matter: Immigrants, the Economy and Words that Work | Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center | Thursday, February, 1st, 1pm ET | Learn more and register here.
  • Inclusion Strategies within Community and Employment | Thursday, February 8th, 1pm ET | Learn more and register here.
    February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month. This webinar will discuss how to remove barriers for people with disabilities in their community whether it be employment, religious, or social. Inclusive policies and procedures along with technology advances will be reviewed and how it can enhance lives and promote inclusion.
Network Events

NJHSA is actively planning NETWORK events! SAVE THE DATES so you don't miss out on networking opportunities.

  • Pushing the Boundaries:  Disability, Inclusion and Jewish Community | April 15-17, 2018 | Toronto, ON | Learn more and register here.
    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.
Network Resources

Share practical tools and resources you find helpful with the NETWORK through our Facebook groups.
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.
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies | 201-977-2400 | www.networkjhsa.org