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AJFCA - MAZON Solutions to Senior Hunger Program to Launch in February
AJFCA is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the AJFCA - MAZON Solutions to Senior Hunger (SSH) Program. ...
AJFCA is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the AJFCA - MAZON Solutions to Senior Hunger (SSH) Program. Pursuant to this collaborative initiative, 13 AJFCA member agencies will receive a one-year grant of $25,000 for program costs and capacity building around the goal of increasing awareness of and access to SNAP benefits for seniors. The participating agencies are: JFS Colorado, JFCS of the Suncoast, JFCS Jacksonville, Ruth & Norman Rales JFS Boca Raton, JFS MetroWest, New Jersey, JFS Atlantic & Cape May Counties, JFSA Cleveland, JFS Cincinnati, JFCS Pittsburgh, JFS Lehigh Valley, JFCS Philadelphia, JFS Dallas, and JFS Seattle. The SSH Program will launch officially on February 10, 2014.
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Inclusion in the Jewish Community
There is a growing movement in the Jewish community to include Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life, ...
There is a growing movement in the Jewish community to include Jews with disabilities in all aspects of Jewish life, driven by the desires of families with children of all ages, people with disabilities themselves, professionals, advocates and private philanthropy. That's the good news. The bad news is that segregation in some cases is increasing, not decreasing. New segregated schools, housing complexes and other forms of segregation are still being developed as new ideas, as inclusion. They are not. Inclusion is part values and attitude, part law, part skillset and part funding. Values and attitudes are perhaps the most challenging thing to change of the four. To fully include people with disabilities, our communities must see them as valued participants. Not as recipients of Tzedek (justice), nor as part of Tikun Olam (healing the world), but as members of a community, valued for whatever contributions they make. Continue reading here.
Inclusion in the Jewish Community, January 21, 2014, eJP, by Steven M. Eidelman
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Creating and Maintaining a Value Driven Jewish Organization
Organizations that live according to a clear set of values are far more likely to achieve grand and lofty missions an...
Organizations that live according to a clear set of values are far more likely to achieve grand and lofty missions and visions and sustain their success over the long run than organizations that do not. It is ironic that for a people so rich in values, few Jewish entities are truly value driven. How many organizations' staff, regardless of role, can clearly articulate the institutional values? How many of those organizations truly live by them in any objective manner? Part of the difficulty in discussing organizational values is that far too many assume a false choice. This binary way of thinking suggests that institutions must choose between expending resources on defining and living by core values, or achieving results associated with the mission of the entity. Read more here.
Creating and Maintaining a Value Driven Jewish Organization, January 21, 2014, eJP, by David Bernstein and Mike Lasday