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    Jewish Artists as Communal Leaders: The Case for Investing in This Untapped Resource
    Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 02:00 PM

    This session of CANVAS' Matters of the Art will focus on initiatives designed to support the development of artists and creatives as leaders not just in the Jewish arts and culture field, but also in the Jewish community and beyond. There are a number of initiatives under development in this area, including at the foundations and organizations represented by our speakers. We hope you'll join us for this fascinating conversation illustrating how investing in creative leaders can provide powerful opportunities to support thriving Jewish communities.


    Eva Heinstein
    Senior Research Fellow, Mandel Institute for Nonprofit Leadership, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation

    Rabbi Adina Allen
    Co-Founder & Creative Director, Jewish Studio Project

    Rabbi Kendell Pinkney
    Founding Artistic Director, The Workshop

    Rabbi Matt Green 
    Director, New Jewish Culture Fellowship

    About CANVAS

    CANVAS is a collaborative fund dedicated to elevating the ecosystem of Jewish arts and culture. This work is done through strategic grantmaking, field advocacy, and immersive educational opportunities for funders of the arts and those who would like to be. Matters of the Art is a CANVAS/JFN funder group dedicated to exploring trends, opportunities, and gaps in the field of Jewish arts and culture.

    Sign up here for the CANVAS Compendium, a weekly newsletter on Jewish arts and culture.

    Grantmaking Professionals Monthly Online Convening 10/19/22
    Wednesday, October 19, 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

    Tamar Frydman
    Senior Director, Programs
    Jewish Funders Network

    How to Make Day School Affordable for All
    Monday, October 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Is it possible? Can day schools become truly affordable for all families hoping to give their children a holistic Jewish educational experience? Join us for an exploration of new tuition models and structures that are being created to accommodate a wider range of family incomes, and what role funders can play in making these work. We'll focus on two specific models, one being used by schools in Atlanta and the other by a school in Los Angeles, and hear what impact they are having.


    Amanda Abrams
    Executive Director, Zalik Foundation in Atlanta

    Dr. Steven Lorch
    Head of School, Kadima Day School

    Shawn Evanheim
    Trustee, Kadima Day School


    Paul Bernstein
    CEO, Prizmah

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    Sponsorship Opportunities – JFN International Conference

    JFN’s annual international conference brings together the world’s most influential Jewish philanthropists for unparalleled learning, networking, and idea-sharing. Countless community programs and initiatives trace their beginnings to a JFN conference conversation or meeting.

    Held at the storied Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona from March 19-21, our 2023 conference promises to be one of our most impactful ever – but the conference is only achievable through the generosity of our sponsors. Your sponsorship makes it possible for us to provide the kind of high-quality programs and speakers JFN is known for, in a setting that enables our members to immerse themselves in the conference experience.

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