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Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging ...

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging Victims
Biden Proposes U.S. Aid for Holocaust Survivors, December 18, 2013, The New York Jewish Week, by Stewart Ain.
Vice President Joe Biden announced outlines of the new initiative last week. The administration has been meeting since last spring with several Jewish organizations - including the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), the JDC, the Jewish Federations of North America, and the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies - to understand the magnitude of the problem.
 
Lee Sherman, President and CEO of the Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies in Baltimore, said "most of this money will flow through our member agencies that are currently supporting survivors. They know the needs."  Read the full article here.

Biden Proposes U.S. Aid For Holocaust Survivors: Matching Grants Could Provide Up to $30 Million in Relief for Aging Victim
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Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of t...

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice proudly announces that Stosh Cotler will take over as the new CEO of the organization next year.  Stepping into the role from her current position as Executive Vice President of Bend the Arc, Cotler will bring twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements to the position. Bend the Arc's board of directors voted unanimously to approve the transition earlier this month, and in February 2014 Cotler will replace departing CEO Alan van Capelle, who is leaving to become CEO of The Educational Alliance.  Continue reading here.

Cotler to Lead Bend the Arc Through New Phase of Growth; Alan van Capelle to Depart in February, December 16, 2014, Bendthearc.us,by Jonathan Lipman

Taking Positive Steps Toward Medicare and Behavioral Health Reform

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward with  leg...

Last week, the House Ways & Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee voted to move forward with  legislation (HR 2810) calling for a permanent repeal to the Medicare's doc fix and therapy cap provisions.   If passed by both chambers and enacted by the President, these long sought reforms will become reality and improve finance and delivery of care to our partner agencies and the Medicare beneficiaries that depend on our network of agencies every day.  Read the full announcement from JFNA's Jonathan Westin.  Please feel free to contact Shelley Rood, AJFCA's Washington Director, for further information.

Taking Positive Steps Toward Medicare and Behavioral Health Reform