NETWORK NEWS - March 2019, Volume II
Social Workers: Elevate Social Work
Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Our nation’s more than 680,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent. They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live.
NJHSA is proud to recognize the social workers of our large and diverse Network who each day work to support and strengthen their communities. 
NEXT GENERATIONS Joins the Network
NEXT GENERATIONS is the newest member of the Network. Their mission is to engage our authentic voices as descendants of Holocaust survivors and we are committed to keeping their legacies and memories alive and to decrease the multi-generational transmission of trauma. Please welcome NEXT GENERATIONS!
NJHSA Annual Conference | Grand Hyatt Atlanta | April 1st
Poverty Challenge: Innovation Practices for Scaling Impact
The Network's Annual Conference is in less than a month. In order to get the most out Monday's Plenary - Jewish Poverty Challenge: Innovation Practices for Scaling Impact, the presenters have prepared some tips they'll share with attendees over the next few weeks. Put on your thinking caps as we tackle the challenging and growing dynamics of Jewish poverty. Learn more here .
Network Co-Sponsored Initiatives and Programs
The Leading Edge Employee Experience Survey is an annual survey offered each Spring. This year it will launch in May and will give employees a two-week window to provide valuable feedback to you and your organization. The survey is designed to give insight into your employees’ experiences at work, and to provide you with information and tools to help your organization become a better place to work. If you’d like to participate, please review the  Memorandum of Understanding  and fill out the requested information by March 30th . Listen to the February webinar here . View the presentation .
Join John and Amy Pregulman, Founders of KAVOD-Ensuring Dignity for Holocaust Survivors, 
to learn more about the emergency aid they offer to Holocaust Survivors in the U.S., 1/3 of whom are struggling to meet day-to-day needs because they live in or near poverty. KAVOD, an NJHSA Annual Conference sponsor, currently partners with 37 agencies across the US, in their 4th year of operation. Learn more on March 21st at 2pm ET .
The Gender Equity in Hiring in the Jewish Community Project (GEiHP) believes that the hiring process is a key leverage point for organizations as they begin to address their gender biases.
In order for the change we seek to become embedded in our communal organizations and our individual actions, we must dig deeply into cultures of bias and build capacity to recognize and correct these biases as we build support systems to align hiring practices with our Jewish values of equality and fairness.  Click here to learn more and apply for one of our first three cohorts, spring 2019 .
Special Live Briefings on the Israeli Elections
On April 9th, Israelis will go to the polls to decide their political future. What are the key issues, who are the main players and what will the results mean for Israel? Join The Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs for a conversation with two top Israeli journalists about these issues and more. Learn more here .
Israeli Elections 2019: Polls, Projections, and Predictions w/Haviv Rettig Gur, Israeli Journalist & Political Correspondent,
The Times of Israel | Tuesday, April 2nd - 1pm ET - REGISTER

And the Results Are In! Outcomes and Analysis of the Israeli National Election w/Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor, The Jerusalem Post
Wednesday, April 10th - 2 ET pm ET - REGISTER
Leading Edge Opens Applications for CEO Onboarding Program
Leading Edge is pleased to announce open applications for Cohort Three of the CEO Onboarding Program, a leadership development experience focused on the unique challenges and opportunities of leading in the Jewish organizational world. Participants in this competitive program will enhance their executive skills and strengthen their leadership in the American Jewish community during the critical, initial period at the helm of an organization. The application process is open until March 28th . Learn more here .
Fundraising Boot Camp
Building fundraising proficiency requires passion for the cause, a methodology enhanced by artful relationship building, practice, and learning from giants in the field. Drawing from her expertise in the philanthropic arena, Andrea Wasserman, president of Social Profit Ventures, will facilitate four enlightening conversations and will invite course participants to bring their questions to the sessions. Click here to take advantage of the Network discount . First boot camp begins April 4th .
2019 Health & Long-Term Care Summit
Celebrating Health Innovation & Anticipating Challenges in a Turbulent Time
Washington, DC | May 7-8, 2019
During the two-day Summit, you can expect to walk away with a stronger base of knowledge in the following areas: 
  • A deep understanding of key legislative and administrative proposals that will impact Jewish communal providers and the consumers that they serve
  • A keen sense of how you, as a leader, can position your community to capitalize on fundamental changes to the healthcare landscape such as emerging social determinants of health and accountable care organizations 
  • A focus on public sector health funding opportunities for Jewish communal agencies
Tuesday, March 19th - 1pm ET
  • Volunteer Perspective: Industry Insights 2019
Wednesday, March 20th - 1pm ET
  • Critical (and Growing) IT Security Threats You Must Protect Against NOW
  • Strategic Health Webinar: Threats and Opportunities for Jewish Partner Agencies in 2019
Thursday, March 21st – 2pm ET 
  • KAVOD – Ensuring Dignity for Holocaust Survivors
Monday, March 25th – 3pm ET
  • Marketing and Communications Professionals Affinity Group Call

**Recorded calls and presentations can be found in the Members Only section in Calls & Webinars or the Resource Library, respectively. **
Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will award $60 million dollars in security funding for nonprofit organizations through its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). Notice of Funding Opportunity is expected to be released in May. Get a head start on the application by reviewing the FY 2018 NSGP Investment Justification (IJ) questions and preparing your answers. The IJ is available on .
National Volunteer Care Corps
The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging (ACL/AoA) is making this competitive grant opportunity available to eligible entities for the purpose of testing and supporting models of local programming designed to place volunteers in communities to assist family caregivers and/or assists older adults and individuals with disabilities in maintaining independence by providing non-medical care.Deadline: June 2, 2019. Learn more here .
Member Highlights
Interested in featuring your agency in the March edition of MEMBER HIGHLIGHTS?