December 22, 2021 – Foundation for Jewish Camp has joined the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) as an Affiliate Member. In joining NJHSA, Foundation for Jewish Camp will become an active participating agency with all NJHSA offerings, including its Affinity Groups, conferences and special initiatives. Affiliate Membership is a new category of membership for organizations that work closely with NJHSA and its member agencies but are not structured as local service provider agencies.
“We are grateful for our relationship with NJHSA over the past few years through our work on the Yedid Nefesh initiative, which is funded by The Marcus Foundation. Solidifying the partnership between Foundation for Jewish Camp and NJHSA will connect Jewish day and overnight camps to more mental health services, professionals, and resources through other member service agencies. Working together benefits the fields of Jewish camp, human service agencies, and the Jewish communal ecosystem at large,” remarked Jeremy Fingerman, CEO of the Foundation for Jewish Camp. “We know that when we take a holistic approach to mental health support, staff recruitment, and resource sharing – we are building stronger, better connected, Jewish communities.”
The partnership is helping to advance the mutual interests of both FJC and NJHSA to provide increased support resources for wellness and mental health services for children, teens, young adults and parents.
Reuben Rotman, NJHSA President & CEO, noted that “the many challenges of the pandemic have brought to light the tremendous need for increased mental health supports in all Jewish communal spaces. With its new partnership with FJC, NJHSA is eager to extend its resources to the Jewish camping field and working together to strengthen and extend a timely responses to families in need”.
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Foundation for Jewish Camp’s mission is to lead the Jewish camp field to adapt its successful, immersive learning experience to a rapidly changing world. Jewish camp is a highly effective vehicle to attract and engage a dynamic and diverse Jewish population and remains the best investment to ensure a strong Jewish future.
By attending Jewish camp:
- Jewish youth feel a deep, personal, and lifelong commitment to their Jewish identity, ownership of their Judaism, and connection to Israel.
- Jewish adults prioritize Jewish experiences and incorporate Jewish values and knowledge into their family life.
- The next generation of Jewish leaders is equipped with a greater sense of community, connectedness, competency, and resilience.
Greater numbers of campers, counselors, and families participating in Jewish camp experiences that deliver high-impact, adaptive programs strengthen camp’s role as a year-round, lifelong experience for growing and invigorating the Jewish community. Learn more about FJC at https://jewishcamp.org/.