Jewish Funders Network is an international community of private foundations and philanthropists whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and to improve philanthropy in the Jewish world. We have more than 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world. JFN Israel, established in 2008, enables Israeli funders to exchange ideas about their philanthropic involvement and expand their giving circles, both in Israel and overseas.


  • Upcoming events

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 12/1
    Wednesday, December 01, 2021 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.


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

    Tamar Frydman
    Senior Director, Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

    From Findings to Funding: Session 3
    Monday, December 06, 2021 at 12:30 PM
    Impact Investing Roundtable 12/7
    Tuesday, December 07, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/7-8:30 pm ISR

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, Federations, and nonprofits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Read JFN's Guide to Jewish Impact Investing

    Enroll in JFN's Certificate Course in Jewish Impact Investing



    Vanessa Kacherginsky
    Israel Forum for Impact Economy

    More speakers to be confirmed.


    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures



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  • JFN News

    The Miracle of Small Miracles (Chanukah 5782)

    Mythical stories in all cultures, which developed mostly before literacy was common, rely on portentous and unusual images to be memorable: Elijah ascending to Heaven in a chariot of fire; the Red Sea splitting for the Israelites; Jesus walking on water. These images violate the apparent order of things, so once you visualize them, your brain will make sure you remember them for good.

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    Leadership Changes at JFN Israel

    After more than a decade of outstanding service, Maya Natan will step down from her role as Executive Director of JFN Israel. While we will of course miss Maya, we're delighted that she is leaving JFN Israel in excellent and very capable hands: Sigal Yaniv Feller, the Deputy Director and Senior Director of Advisory Services at JFN Israel, will become JFN Israel's new Executive Director.

    Maya’s contribution to JFN and to the field of philanthropy in Israel is truly beyond measure. She built a remarkable team and brought JFN Israel from a small, niche operation to a philanthropic powerhouse with enormous influence in Israel and beyond. 

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