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

    Beyond the Count (Third-Party Event)
    Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM

    12-2 pm ET/ 9 am-12 pm PT/19:00-21:00 IL

    Join the Jews of Color Initiative for an event designed specifically for the philanthropic community to engage with the first-ever study of this scale on Jews of Color in the United States. Earlier this year, more than 1,000 Jews of Color completed the "Count Me In" Survey. Now you can join the conversation to hear the findings and learn how philanthropists can develop, amplify, and sustain Jewish communities and leaders that reflect and represent all Jews.

    Ilana Kaufman, Executive Director of the Jews of Color Initiative, will be joined by Paula Pretlow, Trustee of the Weinberg Foundation, Tiffany Harris, Chief Program Officer of Moishe House, and Gamal Palmer, Senior Vice President of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles to share the key findings and discuss how we as philanthropists can leverage Beyond the Count to create change.

    • How do JoCs think about Jewish identity?
    • What have been the experiences of JoCs in Jewish communities?
    • How has systemic racism affected JoCs in Jewish spaces?
    • How can the Jewish community better reflect the range of experiences and identities of all Jews?


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    Israel Ideas Festival
    Monday, October 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM through October 27, 2021
    Tel Aviv

    To celebrate the end of the pandemic and the resumption of travel, JFN is holding a special live event, open only to those who are vaccinated, in Israel, October 25 – 27.

    Visit the Festival website for more details!

    Cycling enthusiasts and green funders: The annual Arava Institute Hazon Israel Ride, which takes place from October 19-26, has created a special option for Israel Ideas Festival participants to join from Friday, October 22 through Sunday, October 24.

    Learn more here or contact Elana Eyal at [email protected] or 212.908.2513.



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  • JFN News

    Inside Philanthropy Discount for JFN Members

    JFN membership just got even more valuable! As part of our larger strategy to curate the best resources from both the Jewish and secular philanthropic worlds for you, we’ve partnered with Inside Philanthropy to offer you an exclusive 25 percent discount on subscriptions.

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    Looking Beyond the Horizon (Tisha B'Av 5781)

    The word “horizon” is tricky. We generally refer to the horizon as an indication of expansiveness, even limitlessness. But etymologically, the word means exactly the opposite. It comes from the Greek word “horizein,” which means “limit.” The horizon is, in fact, the limit of our vision — in Hebrew, as well, where the word for horizon, “ofek,” has the same root as “restrain, constraint, limit.”

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