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February 2018, Volume I
The Network is pleased to announce the 2018 Inaugural Conference Awards. We've designed this year's awards around our core values, in addition to recognizing extraordinary member agency professionals and lay leaders. Check out the details and everything else Conference related, here!

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.
  • What is an "innovation process"?
    The answer to this question involves both "good news" and "bad news." The "good news" is - frameworks exist to help for-profit and non-profit organizations integrate continuous innovation into their day-to-day operations. The "bad news" is - frameworks are not recipes. Frameworks help you identify core assumptions, develop questions to test those assumptions, and engage productively with current stakeholders and potential clients and partners. Continue reading about frameworks here
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's partner, JFNA's Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, is proud to announce the award of $2.8 million in grants to 30 organizations across the country. In this third year of programming, they will distribute $2.2 million to 21 organizations for new projects and an additional $662,500 to last year's awardees to sustain ongoing programs. Together with matching funds, this will result in $4 million in programming for this program year. Learn more here  
    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.
  • February - Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month
    February has been designated by Jewish communities around the world as Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). Join the Network this month in meeting with your elected officials, whether in Washington, Jerusalem, or Ottawa, to advocate with, on behalf of, and for individuals with disabilities. Learn more about action being taken by Jewish communities in both the United States and Canada on Tuesday, February, 6 th , in  by Reuben Rotman, President and CEO of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, and Lisa Kislowicz, President and CEO of the Jewish Federations of Canada, posted on the Canadian Jewish News. Stay connected and join the conversation on inclusion with the hashtags #JDAD (Jewish Disability Advocacy Day) and #JDAIM.
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 .
  • 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.
  • Breaking Down Work Barriers for People with Disabilities: Opportunities for Employers | Mathematica's Center for Studying Disability Policy (CSDP) | Thursday, March 1st, 1pm ET | Learn more and register here.
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.
  • SAMHSA Freezes Clearinghouse for Evidence-Based Programs
    The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), in its current form since 2006, is a clearinghouse of evidence-based substance abuse and mental health treatment and prevention programs administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In late December, SAMHSA abruptly terminated the contract with the organization responsible for reviewing submissions for inclusion in the registry. Learn more here
  • Raise Your Organization's Voice through the State of the Sector Survey - Now Open!
    We are proud to help Nonprofit Finance Fund raise nonprofit leaders' voices through the State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. This survey - the biggest national sampling of the sector - collects data about US nonprofits' health and challenges into an accessible, evidence-based illustration of the sector's ability to help the communities we all serve. It's a powerful platform for nonprofits large and small, urban and rural, across sub-sectors and geographies. Its findings are widely used and cited by nonprofit leaders and boards, funders, advocates, policy advisors, media, researchers, and many others. Please consider taking the survey and raising your organization's voice. The survey takes about 25 minutes to complete and will close on February 21st. Your time will be a valuable contribution to this important effort.
  • The Claims Conference is introducing a new way to  engage Holocaust survivors and their families. The new program "Holocaust Voices," a sks survivors and their family members to provide a response to the following question:  "Given your experience, or the experience of your loved one during the Holocaust, what advice do you have for future generations?" The goal is for as many survivors and their family members as possible to contribute their thoughts throughout the year.  These responses will be preserved on a special Claims Conference Facebook page visible to the public.
  • Create Your Nonprofit Story & Build Support for 2018
    NJHSA's partner and 2018 Conference sponsor, Social Solutions Global is challenging your organization to create a story and build support. Using the data you've collected, you can easily paint a picture that describes who you are as an organization, what you do for your clients and community, and educate your audience on how you achieve your outcomes and show lasting impact. Download the 2018 Nonprofit Prep Kit today and get started. 
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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