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The first quarter of the year 2022 has been very busy. We are glad that things are getting back to normal with our activities.

We held Purim events for families in Nefesh, IKAR and TIOH synagogues, where we provided fun activities for

Andrea King holds a 2N Purim booth activity at the IKAR Purim carnival.

children and talked with the parents about fostering and giving back to the community through uplifting the most vulnerable.

To our delight people responded and we are welcoming new cohort members.

We are still busy with monthly cohort meetings as well as an array of online seminars, counselling sessions and long-anticipated panels.

We have an upcoming event in LA on the afternoon of June 19th meaningfully named "I'm Not Garbage" in partnership with She Ready, Comfort Cases and The Book Foundation. This will be a big packing event the purpose of which is to provide children in LA County with suitable travel cases full of useful and fun items.

Come and help us pack! You can RSVP here.

Esther Fuerster-Ashkenazi, Director of Development and Communications, 2N

There are a number of exciting things that have been happening in Columbus, Ohio!

This past March we officially launched our first affiliate branch and have implemented the Second Nurture model in three Columbus partner communities: Temple Israel, First Church, and Tifereth Israel. Together, they represent the Broad Street Interfaith Alliance, a co-op of faith-based communities that work in partnership with us to share ideas, leverage resources, and create a more diverse support network for our foster families.

Our expansion was only possible through the generous support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, The Columbus Foundation, and the United Way of Central Ohio.

The activities of Second Nurture have received attention of the Columbus Dispatch. You can read the whole article here.

Next week, on Tuesday, May 17th, 6-7pm ET we will co-host our first foster orientation with our incredible community partner, The Buckeye Ranch. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Register here to join us. If you have additional questions, email me at

We hope to see you there!

Courtney Keys, Regional Director 2N Columbus

A magnificent view to the horizon.

And a precipice.

I am awash with an immense sense of possibility and in the next breath dizzying vertigo. The joy in being there for our families, the exhilaration of seeing our “brand” solidify—and the aching knowledge that we could cultivate and support so many more foster families so kids are not flailing and unseen.

All around us are the components we need to build the bridge to a thriving national model. It’s time to bring them together into the strong, impactful infrastructure that will nurture 2N Regions and Communities nationwide.

We on the Executive Team—Jen Moran, Esther Fuerster-Ashkenazi and I—are ready to contract, to no longer be involved in the day to day running of 2N Regions and communities. We are ready to see our local 2N Teams take the reins while we fuel them—and new emergent 2N Regions nationwide —with systems, data, best practices, training materials, educational resources through web-based and in-person conferences.

This is what I am spending my time thinking about, planning and implementing every day. And in that process, reaching out to so many wise and experienced people in so many realms who are helping us build that sturdy bridge to a future where whole communities step up to hold kids and the families that love them.

We will contract in order to expand, so that more and more 2N Regions can thrive and flourish independently—but with our support—a Second Nurture for Second Nurture!

Susan Silverman, CEO

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