Empowering Agencies To Better Serve Their Communities

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies stands as a collective of 170+ non-profit Jewish human service organizations spanning the United States, Canada, and Israel. The Network unites efforts to create a positive impact on the lives of nearly two million clients annually. Member organizations collectively provide a comprehensive array of human services for individuals across all age groups, both within and beyond the Jewish community.

Functioning as a definitive advocate, The Network serves as the preeminent hub for Jewish human service organizations. It encompasses the entire spectrum of resources, including best practices, research insights, innovation, and partnerships. Through these offerings, the Network empowers agencies to amplify their community service initiatives. For more information about The Network, please email info@networkjhsa.org or call 201-977-2400.

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Mission

To strengthen the capacity of member agencies and amplify the impact of the Jewish human service sector.

Vision

A world where all people have the support they need to thrive.

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Values

What We Stand For

Driven by the fundamental Jewish imperative to “repair the world,” the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies embraces a range of central principles that form the foundation of our mission.

Realizing Impact

Achieving excellence as a catalyst and change agent for the Jewish human service sector.

Cultivating Diversity

Fostering equity and inclusion in all Network initiatives.

Demonstrating Leadership

Promoting best practices and advocating for the diverse needs of the sector.

Delivering Value

Providing constructive resources to maximize member agency capacities.

Recognizing Innovation

Identifying and implementing creative and effective solutions to challenges.

Optimizing Connectivity

Leveraging the power that derives from a unified Network.

History

Monumental Milestones

Use the arrows on either side to dive into the rich stories surrounding our legacy and view significant milestones in the history of the Network.

History

Forming The Network

The inception of The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies took place in May 2017, marked by the amalgamation of two prominent Jewish services associations: the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS). This union forged a new, powerful entity dedicated to advancing the cause of Jewish human service agencies.

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First Virtual Conference

The Network hosted the 2021 Annual Conference virtually, with more than 1800 attendees. Addressing our members’ needs during the pandemic was vital in supporting the needs of their communities.

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The Network Celebrates its 5th Anniversary

In 2022 The Network celebrated year five. We held a celebration in Minneapolis. 

Our Work

Empowering Those That Uplift Others

Functioning as a definitive advocate, The Network serves as the preeminent hub for Jewish human service organizations. It encompasses the entire spectrum of resources, including best practices, research insights, innovation, and partnerships. Through these offerings, The Network empowers agencies to amplify their community service initiatives.

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Recent Updates

Constant activity is a hallmark of The Network. Discover firsthand how we fulfill our mission of assisting member agencies in magnifying their influence.

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Save the Date: The Network’s First Washington, DC Advocacy Fly-In, April 15, 2024

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PowerNet 2024: Impact and Professional Leadership Award Winners

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PowerNet 2024: Impact and Professional Leadership Award Winners

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National Research Project On Jewish Team Wellbeing - Take the Survey!

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Staff / Board of Directors

Meet Our Team

Get to know the people behind the scenes of The Network

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Reuben D. Rotman

President & CEO

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Lisa-Loraine Smith

Chief Program Officer

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Basha Silverman

Senior Vice President, Impact & Operations

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Tricia Stern, LCSW, MPH

Senior Vice President of Clinical Practice

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Sarah Welch

Senior Vice President of Strategy

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Limor Schwartz

Vice President of Operations, Innovation & Research

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Linda Blumberg

Vice President, Development

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Penny Goldberg-Rosenfield

Vice President of Finance

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Jasmine Medoff

Vice President of Marketing and Communications

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Karen Rosen

Director of Conference and Meeting Operations

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Megan Manelli

Director of Marketing & Communications

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Robin Farabee-Siers

Engagement Director

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Jessica Foroutan

Executive Assistant and Board Liaison

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Ellan Kline

Coordinator, Impact and Operations

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Jonathan Schrag

Washington Representative

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Melanie Thomas

Accounting Clerk

Executive Officers

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Paula Goldstein

Network Chair ; President & CEO JFCS Philadelphia

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Erik Lindauer

Network Vice Chair ; Senior Counsel Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York

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Sandy Muskovitz Danto

Chair Elect ; Community Volunteer Michigan

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Jay L. Miller

Treasurer ; J Square Developers, Florida & Past Board Chair, Gulf Coast JFCS

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Joan Grayson Cohen

Secretary ; Executive Director JCS Baltimore

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Susan Friedman

Network At Large Officer ; Independent Consultant, Board Dynamics Consulting, New Jersey

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Judy Halper

Immediate Past Chair, Chief Executive Officer JFCS Minneapolis

Board Members

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Al Benarroch

Executive Director, Jewish Child and Family Service Winnipeg

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Efrem Billauer

Compliance Development Officer, Claims Conference

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Jordan Golin

PRESIDENT & CEO, JFCS Pittsburgh

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Mark Hetfield

President & CEO, HIAS

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Yossi Heymann

CEO, JDC Eshel

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Michael Hopkins

CEO, JFS San Diego

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Balraj Kalsi

Mission Driven Leader and C-Level Executive in US Workforce Skills

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Elaine E. Katz

Senior Vice President of Grants and Communications, Kessler Foundation

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David Marcu

Senior CEO, Israel Elwyn

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Lori Moss

Executive Director, Jewish Family Services at the Albert & Sara Reuben Senior and Community Resource Center Indianapolis, IN

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Kevin Rhein

Community Leader & Retired Executive, Minneapolis

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Deb Rosen

CEO, Jewish Family Service of Rochester

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Rochelle Rubin

Public Affairs Professional, Lawyer, Advocate and Community Volunteer

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Amy L. Sales, Ph.D.

Associate Director/Senior Research Scientist Emeritus, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies/Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

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Andrea Steinberg

CEO, JFS Atlantic and Cape May Counties, New Jersey

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Roselle Ungar

Executive Director, Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

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Eli Veitzer

CEO, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, JFS Gunther-Hirsh Family Center

Ex Officio

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June Gutterman, Ed.D

Ex-Officio, Founding Co-Chair

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James Kahn

Ex-Officio, Founding Co-Chair

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Perry Ohren

Past Chair

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Reuben D. Rotman

President & CEO

Our Strategic Supporters

The Network collaborates with local, national, and international organizations which share our mission. We also engage with start-up companies, universities, foundations, corporations, philanthropists, and government entities. Support opportunities, including sponsorship for our annual offerings, are also available.

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This work would not be possible without our generous Funders. Click the button below to see a list of generous entities.