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JUNE 2022
Pride Month is celebrated every June as a tribute to those who were involved in the Stonewall Riots. We’re getting ready to dust off our rainbow flags, douse ourselves in glitter, and go join in the fun. With parades, festivals, and concerts going on across the globe, there’s always some way for you to get involved — as well as learn some important social history along the way.
As a sub-holiday during Pride Month, Pride Day is celebrated on June 28. The day marks the date in history when the first pride march was held in New York City in 1970. However, different communities celebrate Pride Day on different days throughout June.
World Refugee Day will be celebrated on 20 June 2022, an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. Every year it celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.
World Refugee Day shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution.
The Network has many NETGroup, NETTalk & NETLab offerings throughout the month of June. Please join the Network to learn more about new partners, national members, NETGroups and what the Network is actively supporting. Contact Lisa to join a NETGroup.
Registration links for NETGroups can be found on the Upcoming NETTalks, Labs & Group Offerings page in the Members Only section of the Network website.

Most offerings are recorded and videos, audio recordings and slides can be found in the Resource Library on the Members Only menu.

You can also view these events on the Network's Calendar.
NETTalk: Memory Fox | Hosted by the Marketing/Communications & Development NETGroups 
Tuesday, June 7th | 1pm ET
You and your dedicated supporters tell the stories. We collect & organize them. Through the power of storytelling, you can make an impact on the people around you and your community at large. With our help, you can collect, organize, and share those stories easily and effectively.
NETTalk: Amazon Business
Tuesday, June 14th | 1pm ET
Learn how to access NJHSA special pricing through group buying.
PowerNET: Program Showcase – Responses to Poverty
Wednesday, June 15th | 12:30pm ET
  • Project Cobolt - UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
  • San Diego for Every Child Guaranteed Income Project - JFS San Diego
  • Nutrition 101 - JFS Houston
  • Setting the Table with Community Partners - JFCS Minneapolis
  • Caregiver Homeless Initiative - JFS Care, JFS Los Angeles
  • Financial Wellness - JCS Baltimore
NETTalk: Recruitment and Retention with
Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Wednesday, June 15th | 3pm ET
NJHSA member agencies are exploring ways to recruit and retain the best talent. One way to do so is through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Protect Borrowers will talk about how to ensure that your agency is helping qualified staff members take advantage of this government program designed to help the non-profit sector attract and retain the best talent. 
NETTalk: National Member Spotlight:
Jewish Fertility Foundation
Thursday, June 16th | noon ET
Jewish Fertility Foundation provides financial assistance, educational awareness, and emotional support to Jewish people who have medical fertility challenges. 
NETTalk: Recite Me
Tuesday, June 21st | | 3:30pm ET
Recite Me assistive technology provides your customers with all the functions they need to understand and engage with your products and services. Our unique website accessibility tool allows for adjustments to all elements of the page including text, graphics, language, and navigation. The right thing to do. 
Two weeks ago, NJHSA held PowerNET 2022 in Minneapolis, MN where over 400 human service professionals and lay leaders came together to learn, share, and network with one another. This year's conference was full of content covering a myriad of topics ranging from addressing aging, youth mental health, diversity & equity, marketing, fundraising, board development, crisis response and the needs of refugees. Click here to view photos. Visit the Resource Library in the Members Only section to view Plenary Sessions from PowerNET 2022.
BeWell: Building Resilience in the Jewish Community
The lack of well-being is the defining issue for young people today. The Jewish community is making emotional, social, and spiritual health a priority with BeWell, an ambitious partnership between Jewish Federations of North America and the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). BeWell offers a comprehensive, system-wide response to today’s mental health crisis. We are equipping dozens of organizations and individuals with critical resources, evidence-based training, and innovative tools that draw on Jewish tradition, in partnership.
Follow-Up: Care for Older Adults with a History of Trauma
Access a copy of the webinar slides and recording here.

Access the infographic, executive summary, and full report here.

Learn more about Aging and Trauma here. For more information email
Brought to you by the Network's Center for Innovation & Research
Please spread the word on the 2021 expanded definition for EITC qualifying individuals for up to $1502 of wage subsidy benefits. NTA blog has all the details.
For the first time in 35 years, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is beginning to draft new regulations that will govern the Older Americans Act
Social Current June Offerings
The 20th Annual Kavod v'Nichum conference is coming up, online, June 12th-14th. Kavod v'Nichum is a 22-year-old organization that provides education, resources, and training about Jewish end-of-life rituals and practices. Learn more and register here. Questions? Reach out to
Join NJHSA’s Member Agency ONLY NETGroups. There are more than 20 professional groups that meet over Zoom video conferencing where participants have the opportunity to connect, learn, share and support each other. Whether it be to resolve specific agency challenges or define larger Network projects, the NETGroups bring like professionals together on a regular basis.

Contact Lisa Loraine Smith, to learn more about NETGroups.
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Candid (formerly Foundation Center)
The Local Food Infrastructure Fund is aimed at community-based nonprofit organizations with a mission to reduce food insecurity by establishing and strengthening local food systems. 
Veterans Affairs
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Grant
The new Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox Suicide Prevention Grant Program (SSG Fox SPGP) will enable VA to provide resources toward community-based suicide prevention efforts to meet the needs of Veterans and their families through outreach, suicide prevention services, and connection to VA and community resources.
Deadline: 10 June 2022
Supporting State and Community Innovations in Dementia-Specific Respite Programs and Services
The Administration on Aging (AoA), a division ACL is committed to expanding the availability of dementia-specific respite care in support of people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers. The successful cooperative agreement grant recipient will be expected to further the development and testing of innovations in community-based, dementia- specific respite models, as well as the delivery of training and technical assistance to advance the national capacity to provide such services to people living with dementia (of any age) and their caregivers.
Closing Date: Jun 27, 2022
Community Care Corps a national organization working with volunteers to help family caregivers, older adults, or adults with disabilities with nonmedical care in their own homes to maintain independence, just released an RFP for their program “Innovative Models Using Volunteers to Assist Family Caregivers, Older Adults, or Adults with Disabilities,” which is due July 8, 2022 at 5pm ET. If you have questions, contact Sarah Page Derrick Goddard.
RRF Foundation for Aging
Responsive Grants. Organizational Capacity Building Grants. Accessible Faith Grants
The Foundation focuses on improving the quality of life for older people. In an effort to strengthen the Foundation’s impact, RRF has established Priority Areas. These Priority Areas are specific topics in aging that will be given higher priority within the Foundation’s grantmaking program.
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin and Florida. Deadline: Open

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.
Want to post your available jobs on CareerHubs too? Learn more here.

Non-members may post positions for 60 days for a fee. Contact Megan Manelli for more information.
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