The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is most pleased to announce that it has recently received a generous two-year grant in the amount of $100,000 from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation of Baltimore, Maryland.
The grant has been structured as an unrestricted operating grant to support the general operations of the Network, with the understanding that the Network plays a crucial role in enhancing the capacities of its 140-member agencies located throughout the United States, in Canada and in Israel.
“The Network plays a critical role in supporting agencies around the country that are on the front lines of addressing Jewish poverty on a local level,” said Rafi Rone, Program Director, Israel and Jewish Community, US at Weinberg. “The Weinberg Foundation is dedicated to supporting agencies that meet the basic needs of vulnerable people and families experiencing poverty, including within the Jewish community, and this grant aligns directly with the Foundation’s mission.” Rone added, “Over the past year, the Foundation has committed to better addressing the issue of Jewish poverty in the United States, including hosting a national convening in San Francisco on March 19th that was attended by more than 200 leaders, representing a variety of sectors, from 19 states and Washington, DC, as well as Israel and Canada.
Reuben Rotman, President & CEO of the Network added that “the Network is proud to join in partnership with the Foundation as it seeks to further understand trends associated with Jewish Poverty and will be working with Network member agencies to help them in increasing the scope and impact of their responses to Jewish Poverty.”
About the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the 50 largest private charitable foundations in the United States, is dedicated to meeting the basic needs of vulnerable people and families experiencing poverty. In 2019, the Foundation will provide approximately $125 million in grants to nonprofits that provide direct services in the areas of Housing, Health, Jobs, Education, and Community Services. The Foundation’s priority communities include Baltimore, Chicago, Hawaii, Israel, New York City, Northeastern Pennsylvania, San Francisco, and Rural Communities (primarily surrounding other priority communities). The Foundation’s trustees include Robert T. Kelly, Jr., Board Chair; Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin (Ret.); Paula B. Pretlow; and Gordon Berlin. Rachel Garbow Monroe serves as President and CEO. For more information visit www.hjweinberg.org
Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA)
The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies is a new entity, founded in May 2017 when the two leading Jewish services organizations – the Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies (AJFCA) and the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS) – joined forces. The Network is a membership association of more than 140 non-profit organizations in the United States, Canada and Israel, which provide a full range of human services for the Jewish community and beyond. The Network is the leading voice for the Jewish human service sector, the to go-to resources for access to best practices, research, innovation and partnerships. The Network strengthens agencies so that they can better serve their communities. For more information about NJHSA visit www.networkjhsa.org or call 201-977-2400.