Archive for Advocacy

Save the Date: The Network’s First Washington, DC Advocacy Fly-In, April 15, 2024

Older Americans Act Senate Testimony

Jewish Disability Advocacy Day: 2024

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.

Exciting Sponsorship Opportunity With The Network

Three major Jewish organizations representing thousands of local affiliate organizations and thousands of displaced Ukrainian refugees are calling for increased protections for up to 20,000 displaced Ukrainians living in the… United States, just as the one-year parole of thousands of Ukrainians is set to expire.

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.