NYC Group Seeks to Aid Disabled in the Jewish Community
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
February 3, 2011 - New York, NY -The Jewish Funders Network, headquartered in New York City with members across the globe, has announced a new formation of a peer network to help advocate for special needs and disabled individuals in the Jewish community.
A press release from The Jewish Funders Network announces 14 founding members contributing to the project from across the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. The 2-year initiative funded by the JFN seeks to help assess the current funding provided to special needs and disability programs in the Jewish community. Attention will focus on the areas that are found to be underserved and would benefit from the additional funding the JFN can provide.
The chair of JFN, Murray Galinson, notes that 14% of the Jewish community has been identified as being special needs or disabled, creating a growing call for more focus on developing programs to assist those in need. One of JFN's goals is to help integrate families with disabled or special needs individuals into Jewish communal life.
The JFN is a group of philanthropists gathered to promote the health of the Jewish community across the globe. This latest advocacy program came about from the ADVANCE conference held in October 2010 which focused on special needs.
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