The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies was formed in May 2017 when the two leading Jewish services associations – the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS) – joined forces.
The Network is an international membership association of more than 140 non profit human service agencies in the United States, Canada and Israel. Its members provide a full range of human services for the Jewish community and beyond, including healthcare, career, employment and mental health services, as well as programs for youth, families and seniors, Holocaust survivors, immigrants and refugees, persons with disabilities and caregivers.
The Network strives to be the leading voice for the Jewish human service sector. As the go-to resource for advocacy, best practices, innovation and research, partnerships and collaborations, The Network strengthens agencies so they can better serve their communities.
We are grounded in fundamental Jewish values, especially:
Tzedakah – the obligation of the Jewish community to create justice in the world
Tikkun Olam – the collective obligation to work toward making the world right and whole
B’tzelem Elohim – treating others with the inherent dignity that arises from the belief that all human beings were created in the image of God
Derech Eretz – the code of mutual respect and responsibility that guides our daily actions following the traditions of generation of Jews before us
Chesed – compassion and caring for others
G’Melut Chasadim – acts of kindness and assistance toward others
Amcha – our sense of Jewish peoplehood that connects one generation to the next
Shleimut – the pursuit of wholeness through honorable actions