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The Start-up Nation ventures into Jewish EdTech

In this opinion piece that was published in the Jerusalem Post, David Schwartz argues why Jewish education technology, "can increase learning outcomes and student satisfaction in all areas, including Hebrew language, Bible, Jewish history, Talmud, Jewish philosophy and Israel education.

The changing world of Jewish philanthropy

In this new, complex world, nobody can pretend to have all the answers. As funders, we are stronger when we communicate and we are better when we collaborate.

Think Twice Before Blaming Federation

In his recent piece for The Jewish Week, JFN President Andrés Spokoiny explains his thoughts on why we shouldn't jump to blame UJA-Federation of New York for the recent series of agency problems in the New York Jewish community.

Making Ideas Catch On

A conversation with communications expert Jonah Berger on how to build support for ideas and gain momentum on social change.

JFN Stands with France after Recent Attacks

The JFN family is shocked and saddened by the tragic events that took place last week in France.

While tensions have been high in Europe and around the world, they reached new heights after these acts of barbarism made all freedom-loving people shudder with horror.


Back to childhood for a day – or more

Every time I go back to Argentina my mother makes me feel like a child. She reminds me to button up my coat, impervious to the fact that I survive quite well during the other 350 days of the year, many of which I spent in freezing temperatures.

Keeping the World's Food Supply Secure

For millions of people, the food they eat could kill them. But they may not have a choice. Daniel Chamovitz  has made it his mission to change that.

How Funders Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Scale

Nonprofits don’t have discrete ambitions. They want to quickly grow their seed money so they can expand programs that have both a measurable and meaningful impact. It’s one way philanthropists define “scale.”

But it is often a lot easier said than done.

Why Site Visits Matter

The following post is written by Beth Zwick , Senior Program Officer of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and originally appeared on the Council on Foundations website.