March 17, 2020
As we continue to monitor the evolving dynamics regarding COVID-19, and the daily restrictions which are being placed in each of our respective communities, we have decided to officially cancel the:
NJHSA 2020 Annual Conference:
VISION 2020: CONVENE. CONNECT. COLLABORATE
which was scheduled for May 3-5, 2020 in Dallas, Texas.
In the coming days, we will provide information about our plans to offer Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) as well as registration refunds, hotel cancellation, and other logistical details as they become available.
Additionally, our conference partners, the JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care and the Jewish Funders Network’s National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty, will not be holding their in-person convenings, which were scheduled to be held immediately following the close of the NJHSA Annual Conference.
We understand the unprecedented challenges our Jewish Human Service sector is facing in providing critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic and NJHSA will continue to serve as a convener, thought partner, advocate and source of support and guidance to ensure that the agencies in our Network are able to respond effectively and efficiently, with compassion and the hallmark of excellence which distinguish our sector.
While we are truly disappointed that we will not be together in person in Dallas, we are currently making plans to offer the content of our conference virtually. We will be back in touch over the coming days with details on how you will be able to take advantage, virtually, of the tremendous learnings our presenters have prepared and the range of offerings we had planned to provide in person.
Thank you for your steadfast partnership and your commitment to our Jewish human service sector.
Wishing us all continued strength as we navigate these complex times together.
Judy Halper, CEO, JFCS Minneapolis,
Roselle Ungar, CEO, JFS New Orleans
Co-Chairs, NJHSA 2020 VISION Annual Conference
Perry Ohren, CEO, JFS Detroit
Board Chair, NJHSA
Shelley Rood Wernick, Managing Director
JFNA Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care
Deena Fuchs, Executive Vice President
Jewish Funders Network, National Affinity Group on Jewish Poverty
Reuben D. Rotman,
President & CEO, NJHSA