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Shelley Rood

AJFCA Washington Director

                           Monday, January 23, 2012 

The Jewish Federations of North America will host a call highlighting 2012 Health and Long-Term Care priorities and strategy on Tuesday, January 24th at 3:00pm EST.    


Below, please find the agenda for the 2012 Health & Long-Term Care Strategic call. During the call you will be walked through the memo. If you have not already done so, please RSVP to Allison Redisch if you are planning to join the call.  


Agenda for Health & Long-Term Care 2012 Strategic Call

Tuesday, January 24th, 3:00pm EST

Participant Dial-In Number: 877-559-2802

Conference ID:   41598460


Agenda for Health & Long-Term Care 2012 Strategic Call


Keith Libman & Sanford Teplitzky, Health & Long-Term Care Workgroup Co-Chairs

David T. Brown, Chair, Domestic Affairs

William C. Daroff, Vice-President of Public Policy & Director of the Washington Office

Jonathan S. Westin, Health Policy Director


  • Welcome (Keith Libman)
  • Overview of the 2012 JFNA Public Policy Priorities (William C. Daroff)
  • Overview of the 2012 Health & LTC Strategic Memo (Sandy Teplitzky, Keith  Libman, David T. Brown, Jonathan Westin)
  • Questions, Discussion, Conclusion, and Next Steps (Keith Libman, Moderator)

February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month


February 2012 is the fourth annual Jewish Disability Awareness Month, presenting congregations and other Jewish community organizations with an opportunity to become truly welcoming. Together we can use this month to break down physical, communication, and attitudinal barriers, educate our communities on what accessibility and inclusion really mean, and reach out to Jews with disabilities. Please consult the Jewish Federation of North America's resource guide and take action now by signing the Statement of Solidarity. Additional resources on the Union for Reform Judaism's Disabilities page can help congregations and organizations recognize Jewish Disability Awareness Month and make Jewish life cycle events more accessible.


Participate in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill - February 7th


We invite you to come to Washington, DC on February 7th for Jewish Disability Advocacy Day. AJFCA is cosponsoring this event, which is organized by The Jewish Federations of North America and the Religious Action Center. The day will begin with a briefing in the Capitol (10:00am-11:30am, room HC-8) that will feature Members of Congress and other notable figures discussing the future of Medicaid and how we can best serve the healthcare needs of people with disabilities. Following the briefing, we will participate in advocacy meetings with Members of Congress and staff. If you would like to register for this day of advocacy, please do so by clicking here. Kindly contact Shelley Rood, AJFCA Washington Director so that she can make sure you are set up with the appropriate meetings.