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  • Upcoming events

    Israel’s New Government: What to Expect from Netanyahu's Coalition with the Ultra-Orthodox and Religious Right
    Thursday, December 01, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Israel’s new government has been sworn in and it seems that the electoral crisis of the last four years has come to an end. The last election saw the rise of the National Religious Party and the two ultra-Orthodox parties and their representatives are expected to hold key positions in the new cabinet. 

    Join Israel Democracy Institute President Yohanan Plesner and Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz, Director of IDI’s Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society, in conversation with Dr. Jesse Ferris, Vice President of Strategy, as they analyze what led to this election result and what it may mean for Israel’s future.


    Yohanan Plesner
    President, Israel Democracy Institute

    Shlomit Ravitsky Tur-Paz
    Director, Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for Shared Society, Israel Democracy Institute

    Dr. Jesse Ferris
    Vice President of Strategy, Israel Democracy Institute

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 12/7
    Wednesday, December 07, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Please join us for a monthly virtual convening for grantmaking professionals where we will come together for shared learning and community-building. 


    To be announced.


    Mike Berkowitz
    Co-Founder & Principal
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC

    Jaré Akchin
    Vice President & Executive Coach
    Third Plateau Social Impact Strategies, LLC

    Impacting Climate Change Post-Elections
    Monday, December 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Monday, December 12, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET | 9am – 10:30am PT | 19:00 – 20:30 Israel

    Join the Green Funders Forum for a de-brief on the implications, challenges and opportunities following the UN summit on climate in Egypt (COP27), Israeli elections, and US mid-term elections.

    This program will be held online in English.

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    JFN/JAFI/Goodman Mission to Ethiopia and Israel

    Together with the Morris and Rosalind Goodman Family Foundation and the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Jewish Funders Network hosted a mission to Ethiopia and Israel last week for 45 funders. The group went to see firsthand the inspiring history and culture of the local Jewish community in both Addis Ababa and Gondar, flew alongside new olim (immigrants) to Israel (some of whom had been waiting for more than 15 years), and explored the complex issues new olim face once they arrive in Israel. The group also got to meet with the US and Israeli ambassadors to Ethiopia.

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