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  • Upcoming events

    Impact Investing Virtual Meetup: ESG Funds
    Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Join us for a one-hour, participatory video/conference call with other JFN members where we will discuss ESG funds in the impact investing space.

    Funders have a full range of tools to invest capital for good. Some philanthropists use impact investing as a complementary tool with their grantmaking to diversify their portfolio or to use the returns as a way to fund more giving. Either way, the attraction is the same: investing to make a difference. For funders engaged in this work, peer learning can help us achieve more.

    This call is not a traditional webinar — it will be an interactive opportunity to learn and share with one another. We’ll begin with a 30-minute briefing by JFN Member Marla Stein and Noga Levtzion Nadan, CEO, Greeneye and Value^2 as they take veteran impact investors on a "deeper dive" into the data behind ESG funds. 

    Participants will then have an opportunity to ask questions, share their methods and approaches, and get feedback from other participants.


    Marla Stein

    Entrepreneur and passionate supporter of the Israeli impact field. Committed social justice activist and philanthropist. Member of the Jewish Funders Network, the Forum of Foundations, and Toniic.

    Noga Levtzion Nadan

    Co-founder and Managing Partner of Value^2, Founder and CEO of Green Eye - For more than 15 years Noga is leading the Israeli impact and responsible investment field. In 2016 she received the Green Globe Business Award for her groundbreaking work. 

    Seeding Opportunity: Growing the Jewish Future on the Farm
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    What’s so Jewish about a farm? A lot it turns out. A new study reveals new metrics on the effectiveness of Jewish farms in engaging with new generations of Jews and addressing important social justice  and community food system goals. Please join us for a first look at the data and analysis by practitioners in the field.

    Charlene Seidle, Executive Vice President, Leichtag Foundation

    Jakir Manela, Executive Director, Pearlstone Conference and Retreat Center, Baltimore
    Yoni Yefet, Founder and CEO, Kaima Farm, Jerusalem
    Nati Passow, Founder, Jewish Farm School

    This program is part of a series on sustainable food systems and creating impact through food. Look for more programs on this subject at the JFN 2020 Conference in Palm Beach.


    JFN 2020 International Conference
    Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM through March 24, 2020

    JFN 2020

    The Jewish Funders Network 2020 International Conference will convene March 22–24, 2020 in Palm Beach, Florida.

    JFN’s annual conference is the premier event in Jewish philanthropy.

    Hundreds of funders and foundation professionals come together to leverage the power of networks and immerse themselves in a vibrant dialogue about the pressing issues. Every conference is a place to connect, reunite, and bond with other Jewish funders, and a time for active learning. Panel discussions and programs feature leading experts in philanthropy illuminating tools and techniques that can make your giving more impactful and meaningful.

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  • Blog

    Learn More About Philanthropy in Israel

    This fall, at our second Israeli Philanthropy Conference in Tel Aviv (which we convened in partnership with in partnership with Tel Aviv University's Institute for Law and Philanthropy, the Forum of Foundations in Israel, and Committed to Give) , we shared some of the headlines from Spotlight on Israeli Philanthropy, a first-of-its kind study we commissioned about charitable giving in Israel.

    Many of you have asked to see the full report, which is now available here

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    Victorian Bushfires Jewish Relief Appeal

    As you may be aware, the beautiful land of Australia is burning. The country is experiencing the most devastating bushfires in its history. So far, more than 10 million hectares of Australian land has been burned. At least 28 people have died and over 2,000 homes destroyed. It’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. No superlatives are able to describe the magnitude of this disaster. The damage is incalculable and it’s affecting the entire country.

    The Jewish Community of Australia, led by local JFN members and our partner organization, Australian Jewish Funders has organized an appeal to provide immediate help to the areas affected as well as long-term relief and reconstruction.

    We would like to support our friends in Australia with their appeal, donations can be made via JFN, please contact either Nan Rossien at JFN or Tracie Olcha at AJF. 


    Below is a letter from Tracie Olcha, CEO of Australian Jewish Funders (AJF). 


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