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    Tikkun Olam One Apartment at a Time: A New Funding Model for Affordable Housing

    Cross-posted at eJewish Philanthropy

    Public-private partnerships that mix impact investing and grants offer a new model for creating “naturally occurring affordable housing”. A philanthropist and impact real-estate investor explains how.

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    Briefing: Fires Devastating the Los Angeles Jewish Community

    Wildfires in greater Los Angeles have killed people and are destroying thousands of homes, as well as Jewish institutions: Camp Hess Kramer, Gindling Hilltop Camp, Shalom Institute (Camp JCA Shalom), and Ilan Ramon Day School. In this briefing, local Jewish communal leaders discuss the impact of this disaster on the Jewish community in the region and how funders can help.

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  • Upcoming events

    Securing Jewish Communities
    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 02:00 PM
    Online (Webinar)

    Join leaders from the Secure Community Network (SCN), an initiative of JFN member organization Jewish Federations of North America, for a briefing on the state of security in North American Jewish communities.

    SCN is the North American Jewish community’s homeland security experts, working with hundreds of institutions throughout the 147 Federation communities, and an institution to whom the FBI and DHS turn for their superior alert system, training, duty desk and other programs and services — and who were on the ground in Pittsburgh within hours of the massacre.

    While the horrors of Pittsburgh are still fresh in our minds, the FBI also recently released new data showing that hate crime incidents targeting Jews and Jewish institutions in the U.S. increased by 37% between 2016 and 2017, and represent 58% of religious-based hate crime incidents. And though the statistics are still being developed, it is clear that in 2018, things are getting worse. The U.S. faces a virulent rise of anti-Semitism.

    But our task is not to despair; it is to be proactive and prepared — without panic or fear — and to ensure that the work of the Jewish community in engaging and inspiring people can proceed with their important work unfettered and secure.


    • Michael Masters, Executive Director, SCN
    • Doron Horowitz, SCN Senior National Security Advisor
    • Patrick Daly, Deputy Director & COO, SCN
    Communities, Networks & Opportunities (Hong Kong): Asia, Israel, & the Jewish World 2018
    Sunday, December 02, 2018 at 08:30 AM through December 04, 2018
    Asia Society in Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    Communities, Networks & Opportunities

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    This gathering will bring together Jewish funders, lay leaders, communal activists, and entrepreneurs to workshop creative and innovative ways to design community and strengthen the rapidly growing relationship between Israel and Asia.

    Meet leading Jewish and Chinese philanthropists, hear from social change-makers, and craft exciting solutions to challenges facing regional and global Jewish communities.

    This highly interactive gathering will provide a practical toolkit to bring these innovative solutions to life, consisting of the latest skills in design thinking, lean start-up, adaptive leadership, and creativity that can be applied directly in your personal, professional, and communal life.

    David Dabscheck

    Facilitator: David Dabscheck

    David Dabscheck is the CEO of GIANT Innovation, which transforms the way organizations and people think and act to become world-class innovators. David has helped a wide variety of Fortune 500 companies, global NGOs, Jewish communal organizations, and public sector agencies develop and implement sustainable innovation and creativity programs.

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