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  • Upcoming events

    Together at the Table (Third Party Event)
    Friday, August 18, 2017 at 06:00 PM


    A OneTable event.

    "It is hard to put into words how many of us feel following a weekend in which we witnessed white supremacists and neo-nazis marching openly in America, leaving violence and tragedy in their wake. Regardless of where we each stand politically, we can ALL agree: hatred, bigotry, and violence cannot be tolerated in our communities. When our values are threatened in this way, we raise our voices and rise up—not just in opposition but in unity.

    In this spirit, we’re coming together this Friday, August 18th, to mobilize a grassroots movement of Shabbat dinners across the country dedicated to celebrating diversity, equality, and inclusion in the face of fear, division, and hate.

    We invite you to join us by gathering people in your communities and networks for a Together at the Table dinner to engage in constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives, to address deep, painful divides in our communities, and to consider the role we can play in strengthening civil discourse and society."

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    Summer Impact Shabbat Dinner (Third Party Event)
    Friday, August 18, 2017 at 07:30 PM


    A OneTable Shabbat dinner in New York designed for those seeking impact, community, and good food. (Third party event recommended by JFN member Mickey Penzer.)

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    Will Congress Kill the Charitable Deduction? US Tax Policy & Philanthropy with Hadar Susskind (Webinar)
    Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 12:00 PM


    If the U.S. Congress eliminates charitable deductions, what would that mean for American foundations and other funders? Join us for an important conversation on the current political landscape in Washington, D.C., possible changes to tax policy, and the ramifications for philanthropy.

    Hadar SusskindHadar Susskind, Senior Vice President for Government Relations at the Council on Foundations, will explain the current political climate and lead a discussion on the implications for philanthropy.

    While this webinar will be of particular interest to foundation professionals, trustees and independent funders are also encouraged to attend.

    JFN Israel Year Opener
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 07:30 PM
    Address provided upon RSVP in Savyon, Israel


    A networking event for funders, with guest speaker Dr. Einat Glazer on emotional intelligence in philanthropy.

    Please note, this event will be conducted in Hebrew.

    This event is for JFN members and other eligible funders only. Non-members: inquire about attending at jfnisrael@jfunders.org

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    Ubiquity, Access, & Availability: How EdTech Can Transform Schools, Homes, & Anywhere In Between

    Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi

    To understand and then appreciate technology’s role in our learning and our lives, we need to understand the essence of what technology is and what it allows us to do. When we move beyond brand names and the latest technical features we can see that technology is meant to allow us to increase our production, communication, and give us the ability to interface and interact with the world around us.

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