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    Shoshana Cardin z"l

    JFN mourns the passing of Shoshana Cardin (1926 – 2018). A visionary Jewish leader whose communal work spanned decades, Cardin leaves a legacy of service and tireless advocacy.

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    Kira Radinsky: Using Data to Predict Genocide, Disease, Riots, Drug Effects, and More

    At the Jewish Funders Network 2018 International Conference, Dr. Kira Radinsky (Chief Scientist and Director of Data Science at eBay) discussed her work using data to predict events and issues from ebola and cholera to genocide and riots, and model complex systems of causality like drug effects.

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  • Upcoming events

    Next Gen Board Leadership Training (Third Party Event)
    Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM through June 21, 2018
    The Jewish Museum in New York, NY

    Five consecutive weekly evening sessions, Thursday nights from May 24th – June 21st, 6 PM – 9 PM ET.

    Dinner will be served.

    Who Should Attend? Millennials and Gen Xers currently serving or preparing to serve on a nonprofit board.

    Cost: $1,800 participant fee.

    Nonprofit board participation is a big responsibility, and individuals joining boards for the first time can feel unprepared to adopt the role of board member with confidence. 21/64 has partnered with The Paul and Jenna Segal Foundation to create a course that empowers the next generation to serve as leaders, and to acquire the skills and know-how to be successful board members. 

    The course will be a fusion of experiential learning and purposeful skill building, designed to cultivate the next generation of board members who are well informed and trained to take on the role of board member effectively. Rather than reinventing the wheel by offering just another course pertaining to board governance, this course will layer on a critically important generational lens and allow next gen participants to find their voice and learn about their unique opportunity to lead.

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    Foundations 101 Virtual Seminar Series (Third Party Event)
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    JFN members are eligible for a 20% discount! See discount code (logged-in members only) >>

    Get up to speed on foundation essentials with this series of virtual seminars on the key components of running a foundation: getting started, governance basics, legal issues, grantmaking, and investments. Learn the basics about the importance and the impact of each facet of foundation operations and come away with usable tips.

    Series Schedule — Wednesdays every 2 weeks, 2:00pm – 3:00pm EDT

    JFN member discount information >>

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    JFN Israel Member Event | Hope: Finding Motivation to Make Change (with Dan Ariely)
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 07:30 PM
    Address provided upon RSVP in Tel Aviv, Israel

    JFN members and other eligible funders are invited to an event in Tel-Aviv at the home of Noa and Yoav Shoham. Our program for the evening includes Prof. Dan Ariely on creating hope and making change. And—as always—good food, good company, and interesting conversations.

    We look forward to seeing you!

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

    Spouses are welcome. Solicitation of funds is not permitted.

    Please RSVP by May 31st.

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