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 I
Conference Registration will open next week! 
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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.
  • Next Steps
    To provide you with information relevant to the development of the Center for Innovation & Research, we created the following page on our website - https://networkjhsa.org/center-for-innovation. We will continuously update this page with links to relevant information, resources and training materials. If you have suggestions or questions, feel free to contact Reuben or one of the members of the Innovation Working Group.
    Guided by the principles of design thinking and entrepreneurship, we will engage with Members and their clients, create measured tests, and continuously consider lessons-learned.  Our goal is to build the Center based on the results of these efforts - incorporating what works and abandoning what doesn't.
    Based on feedback from leaders of dozens of Member organizations, our actions will fit within the following categories of Network assistance:
    1. Capture, curate and organize information;
    2. Pilot and test programs and technologies;
    3. Facilitate sharing of ideas, competencies, and data; and
    4. Apply the tools of design thinking, innovation, and entrepreneurship to discrete projects.

    We will provide you with a more detailed information on our progress at the April conference.
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 . . .   
Network Advocacy Updates

Re-position your agency and align yourself with The
NET WORK to advance causes and policy.
  • Join Us in Washington for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day 2018  
    February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month! This will be the 8th convening of Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD), which will be in Washington, DC on February 6, 2018. Jewish Disability Advocacy Day will take place from 9am-5pm on Tuesday, February 6th, on Capitol Hill. Registration will close on January 12, 2018. Register and 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 .
    Disaster Marketing: Communicating During Emergencies  | Tuesday, January 9th, 2pm ET |  Register here
    Earlier this year our Houston, Florida and Northern California agencies faced natural disasters. In the past JFS Cape May & Atlantic Counties in New Jersey endured Hurricane Sandy and JFS New Orleans Hurricane Katrina. Learn how these agencies dealt with these emergencies from a communications and marketing standpoint.
  • NJHSA Sponsored Association Health Insurance Plan for U.S.  Member Agencies | Thursday, February 8th, 3pm ET or Wednesday, February 21st, 3pm ET 

    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 which can bring meaningful savings to your agency's employee  healthcare expenses.  Learn more about this exciting benefit which was launched in 2017 and is now open for new agencies to join in 2018 or beyond. Agencies interested in learning more are encouraged to join a webinar on either Thursday, February 8th or Wednesday, February 21st at 3pm EST.
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.
  • As part of its ongoing prevention education targeting addiction and the escalating opioid crisis,
    Baltimore's Jewish Community Services (JCS)  has produced "Hooked," a series of podcasts featuring real people sharing personal stories about the impact of addiction on their lives.  The free podcasts are available at www.ifIknew.org. For more information please contact 
    Howard Reznick, LCSW-C, Manager, Prevention Education at 410-843-7451.   
  • Jewish Family Service of Seattle is the recent recipient of a grant from the Covenant Foundation, supporting Project Kavod 2.0, helping to expand Project Kavod's reach to the greater comminity and JFS educators nationally, engaging them around issues of civic commitment and social change. Learn more here.
Network Partners

NJHSA partners are a valuable resource to your agency. Contact  Megan , Director of Marketing & Communications to connect and learn more.
  • Diversified Foods Inc. , a 2018 Launch Conference Sponsor, work directly with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and its SOVA Community Food and Resource Program. Fred Summers, Senior Director, has been purchasing shelf-stable milk from Diversified Foods for over a year now. The milk does not require refrigeration prior to opening, the cartons are resealable, it is much easier to distribute than the powdered agglomerated milk they had been giving out and the price is competitive. Diversified Foods is always easy to work with and their customer service is excellent. Sound like a great option for your agency's food pantry? Stay tuned for more on Diversified Foods as we near the April Conference. 
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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