NJHSA joins national nonprofits affirming commitment to racial justice and equity

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) is proud to have joined 33 other national non-profit organizations in drafting a Statement of Guiding Principles to Advance Racial Equity and Justice. Faced with this moment of urgency and entrusted by communities to lead in crisis, we affirm and commit to these values as a guide in our collective efforts to advance equity and justice, including: 

  • Dismantling systemic racism, redressing past discrimination, and advancing equity within our organizations, in our communities, and in our nation–through our organizational policies and practices, in our programmatic work and by advocating for changes in public policy and law.
  • Achieving a more comprehensive approach to justice and safety that invests needed resources in schools, child care, mental and behavioral health, affordable housing, job training, and other supportive programs and services that contribute to healthy, strong, safe, and vibrant communities.
  • Listening to and lifting up the voices and experiences of impacted people and communities, particularly the voices of young people in those communities who will lead future generations.
  • Examining the extent to which policy proposals and legislation decrease racial disparities and oppression. 


Judy Halper, Board Chair, NJHSA
Joan Grayson Cohen, Chair, NJHSA Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Reuben Rotman, President & CEO
Darcy Hirsh, NJHSA Washington Representative