Archive for Position Statements

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Supports Agencies During “Operation Swords of Iron”

The trauma of the current War in Israel will undoubtedly be long-lasting for Jews throughout the world and for all who care deeply about the sanctity of human life. The Network is humbled to be able to marshal the extensive and comprehensive mental health and supportive resources of its member agencies to safeguard and sustain the well-being of our communities throughout North America and in Israel.

Over 100 Jewish Groups Unequivocally Reject Islamophobia and Anti-Arab Hate

Over 100 Jewish groups, organized by the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), unequivocally reject Islamophobia, anti-Arab hate, antisemitism, and all forms of bigotry. The statement condemns an attack on a six-year-old Muslim boy and his mother, emphasizing solidarity with all neighbors under threat and calling for zero tolerance for acts of hate.

The Network’s 2023 Climate Action Plan

Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International and Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies Issue Joint Statement in Response to Biden Administration Executive Order Strengthening Access to Contraception

Leaders from Hadassah, the National Council of Jewish Women, Jewish Women International, and the Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies release a joint statement supporting the Biden Administration’s Executive Order on reproductive health. Emphasizing the threat to reproductive freedom since the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, the statement underscores the Jewish community’s ongoing commitment to advocacy and vows to safeguard women’s autonomy in reproductive health decisions.

DHS Extension of Parole for Ukrainian Refugees

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has granted a 1-year extension for about 20,000 Ukrainians, responding to a joint request from The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, Jewish Federations of North America, and HIAS. While providing relief for refugees, the DHS announcement did not address additional priorities, which The Network plans to continue advocating for.

NJHSA Enthusiastically Supports the FY 2022 Federal Spending Package

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies applauds the FY 2022 spending package, approved by Congress and President Biden. It expands mental health services through telehealth without requiring in-person care and extends Medicare telehealth services for 151 days post-Public Health Emergency.

Statement on Texas Governor Abbot’s Order Linking Gender Transitioning Procedures to Child Abuse

Texas Jewish Family Service, with the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, opposes Governor Abbott’s order to investigate “gender-transitioning procedures” as child abuse. They stress potential harm to transgender youth’s mental health, urging Texas leadership to consider professional advice.

NJHSA Stands in Solidarity with Asian-American Pacific Islander Communities

The Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies stands in solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander women and their communities against hate and violence and expresses deep sorrow for the lives that were senselessly taken in Tuesday’s shootings in the Atlanta area. We are horrified by this violent and senseless tragedy and our thoughts are with the families of the victims.

NJHSA Commends Biden Administration for Halting Public Charge Rule Implementation

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) applauds the Biden administration for its decision this week to permanently block the 2019 public charge rule. The Network also thanks the numerous community advocates and litigants who fought against this harmful regulation that threatened the health, nutrition, and housing of millions of families.

Statement in Response to Acts of Insurrection at US Capitol

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies and its member agencies join in horror and shock over the riots and loss of life that took place yesterday at the US Capitol. Despite the efforts of the Capitol Police, the National Guard and the DC police, the demonstrations resulted in bloodshed, loss of life, and horrific violence. The protests challenged the very basic principles of democracy and questioned the process of this nation’s long-standing tradition of ensuring a peaceful transition of elected officials.