Together, we are striving to raise $3 million from 100,000 donors to go towards the cost of purchasing personal protective equipment for Jewish human service providers and others on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis.

NJHSA is proudly participating in  Pledge to Protect , a crowdfunding effort powered by Jewish Together to raise funds that will directly support Jewish human service agencies serving our communities. 
This campaign will only go through this Sunday, May 3rd. Please consider participating and learn more here .
Annual Meeting & Awards Presentation

Please join us for the Network's 2020 Annual Meeting in Zoomland on Monday , May 4th from 11am – 12pm ET  

The NJHSA Annual Meeting will include:

·     State of the Network
·     2020 Awards presentations
·     Installation of Incoming NJHSA Officers and Board Members
·     Special Tribute to outgoing NJHSA Board Chair Perry Ohren and outgoing members of the NJHSA Board of Directors
·     Welcome address from incoming NJHSA Board Chair Judy Halper

2020 Virtual Plenary - Diversity, Equity, and Belonging in
the Age of COVID-19
Sponsored by Sage Intacct
Thursday, May 21st | 1 - 2:30pm ET | REGISTER

As organizational consultants poised at the intersection of talent and strategy,  The Diversity Institute  is uniquely positioned to help others look at this COVID-19 pandemic differently and reconsider ways of working for the modern era. Together we will take a 360° view of how to lead through and beyond the Virus with a focus on the timely and challenging topics of diversity, equity, and belonging. Learn more about the plenary presentation here .

Access registration links for affinity groups calls and webinars and resources (including COVID) in the Members Only section of the NJHSA website.
  1. Visit the Members Only section
  2. Login. Please email Megan for logins. 
  3. Select the page Calls & Webinars for registration links or the Resource Library for materials.
Neshama - Managing the Stress of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Monday, May 4th | 12pm ET | REGISTER

Neshama: Association of Jewish Chaplains , a Network member agency, is offering a second series of COVID calls to provide support to Network agencies and their employees as they deal with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic. The facilitators for these sessions are Board-certified chaplains who have years of experience in helping people dealing with adversities that they face. Calls will run the first 3 Mondays of the Month of May at noon ET.
May Network Sponsored Webinars

Tuesday, May 5th | 1pm ET
Meeting the Unique Needs of Holocaust Survivors in Israel
The physical, emotional and social state of many Holocaust survivors is declining and more and more of them are becoming homebound. In this webinar, JDC ESHEL will share how it has successfully lead government ministries, local authorities and other relevant organizations to establish and disseminate social and therapeutic based programs and solutions for Holocaust survivors throughout Israel, as well as during the frightening Coronavirus crisis that is threatening this vulnerable population.

Wednesday, May 6th | 2pm ET
Fundraising During a Pandemic: More Best Practices and Lessons Learned So Far
Learn from Marian Z. Stern, Principal at Projects in Philanthropy about transitioning events to virtual efforts and crafting "asks" during times of crisis.

Wednesday, May 13th| 2pm ET
VISION 2020 – Better Data, Less Work: Rethinking How We Use Technology to Engage with Clients and Generate Reports
Sponsored by Athena Software
Athena will discuss how agencies are using technology to connect with the people they serve and empower clients to participate in their care. Discussions will include an analysis of how this can improve the client experience and reduce the documentation burden on case workers.

Wednesday, May 20th 3pm ET
Controlling the Chaos in Healthcare with C&A Benefits Group
Join Christina King, President of C&A Benefits Group, for an update and overview of the NJHSA sponsored Association Health Plan. The call will include insights on:
• Trends in US Healthcare Plans
• Update on NEW offerings available for NJHSA member agencies through the NJHSA Association Health Plan
• Strategies on ways to control rising healthcare costs.
Clarification on Outreach from Ankota Software Solutions

For NJHSA member agencies that received a recent request from Ankota Software Solutions , please be aware that despite the reference in their outreach, this referral did not come from JFCS Louisville. Instead, Ankota reached out to NJHSA member agencies on its own without any prior arrangements from either JFCS Louisville or from NJHSA.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to connect with Deb Frockt , CEO at JFCS Louisville or with Reuben Rotman , CEO at NJJSA. Our apologies, in advance, for any inconveniences or confusion this unsolicited outreach may have caused.
Census 2020 Update

The Census Bureau has proposed extending the window for field data collection and self-response to October 31, 2020, which will allow for apportionment counts to be delivered to the President by April 30, 2021, and redistricting data to be delivered to the states no later than July 31, 2021. This proposal has not yet been approved by Congress. Click here for the press release .
GoFundMe Charity is Giving $300,000 to Nonprofits

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, nonprofits across the country face the most unprecedented economic challenge of their time. Now, more than ever, we have the opportunity to support each other and mobilize our communities. In an effort to provide immediate aid, Giving Tuesday announced #GivingTuesdayNow , which takes place on  May 5, 2020.   #GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for people around the world to stand together in unity and use their individual power of generosity to help nonprofits in need.  Learn more here .
National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day 2020
Combating Social Isolation for Seniors During
the COVID-19 Pandemic
Thursday, May 7th |1pm ET | REGISTER

Join the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), and the National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (NCMHA) for a thoughtful discussion on ways to prevent social isolation and promote mental health during this unprecedented time in our history.
In It Together: Peer Discussion Groups for Jewish Community Professionals Who Have Been Laid Off or Furloughed
Tuesdays, May 12th | 4pm ET | REGISTER
(6 Tuesdays)

NJHSA and JPRO Network invite anyone who has been laid off or furloughed from a Jewish organizations to take part in weekly peer-to-peer processing sessions. Participants will be placed in groups of up to ten, which will meet six times (and more if wanted). Groups will be moderated by a licensed social worker with expertise in group work, as well as a career counselor from a Jewish Human Services Agency.
Self-Employment Possibilities and Resources for People with Mental Health Challenges
Wednesday, May 13th | 3pm ET | REGISTER

This session will focus on three primary factors to contemplate when people receiving behavioral support services are considering self-employment, including the match between the business idea with the prospective business owner’s conditions of employment, feasibility of the business concept and availability of needed supports. Several possible resources for funding business start-ups will also be explored as well as strategies for braiding and blending funding.
Call Line Launches to Create Safer Jewish Workplaces

As many professionals continue to transition to online workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, gender abuse, discrimination and harassment continue and may be increasing.  Ta'amod: Stand Up! , an initiative dedicated to helping Jewish communal organizations and institutions create safe, respectful, and equitable workplaces and communal spaces, is launching a  new call line  to support individuals who have experienced or witnessed such behavior - online or in person. NJHSA is a partner of Ta'amod. NJHSA member agencies are encouraged to share this new resource with all staff. Learn more here .

Wednesday, May 6th
  • CEO/COO Check In Chat 11am ET & 4pm ET

Monday, May 11th
  • COO Affinity Group Call | 3:30pm ET

Tuesday, May 12th
  • Small Agency Executives Group Call | 1pm ET

Wednesday, May 13th
  • CEO/COO Check In Chat | 11am ET & 4pm ET
  • Workforce Development Professionals Group Call | 1pm ET

Thursday, May 14th
  • Clinical Service Professionals Group Call | 1pm ET

Tuesday, May 19th
  • Development Professionals Group Call | 1pm ET
  • Older Adult Service Professionals Group Call | 2:30pm ET

Wednesday, May 20th
  • CEO/COO Check In Chat | 11am ET & 4pm ET
Affinity Groups are for designed for member agency professionals and lay leaders. Others interested are encouraged to contact Megan .
** Recorded calls and presentations can be found
in the Members Only section of the NJHSA website
in the Resource Library. **
Working for a Jewish human service agency is a highly rewarding career.
A listing of open positions at member agencies can be found here .
Member agencies are welcome to post career opportunities with the Network
as a benefit of membership. Positions will be posted for 90 days.
Non-members may post positions for 60 days for a fee. Email Megan to learn more.