Jewish Funders Network is an international community of private foundations and philanthropists with over 2,500 members from 11 countries around the world whose mission is to promote meaningful giving and take an active part in the processes that change the thinking and action patterns of philanthropy in the Jewish 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

    Resilience and Mental Health: A Funders’ Discussion About Covid’s Impact on Ourselves, the Causes We Support, and Society
    Tuesday, December 01, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    19:00- 20:30 Israel Time / 9:00AM - 11:30AM PT

    The meeting will be held in English, via Zoom.

    Please join Jude Recanati and Dr. Ariel Kor, JFN Board Members who will open the floor to discussion with funders about their personal well-being. We will then discuss funders' role in ensuring the resilience and sustainability of organizations and professionals during Covid. 

    Professor Yossi Harel-Fisch, a consultant to the World Health Organization, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and international governments, will provide a comparative perspective on the impact of the pandemic across global societies and demographics, and the behavioral implications on resilience and mental health.

    In small groups participants will discuss the short and long-term effects, resources available for those in distress, what dilemmas funders face, and any silver linings from the pandemic.

    Funders will share how Covid has influenced their giving strategy, what dilemmas they face, and any silver linings from the pandemic.


    Dr. Ariel Kor
    JFN Board Member
    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology, IDC Herzliya and Founder & Chairman
    Israel Center on Addiction

    Professor Yossi Harel-Fisch
    Director of International Research Program on Adolescent Well-Being and Health
    Bar Ilan University

    Jerusalem Youth Chorus Songwriting Workshop
    Wednesday, December 02, 2020 at 12:30 PM

    JFN is collaborating with the Jerusalem Youth Chorus on a special project for our 2021 JFN virtual conference in March. To kick off our work together, we’re calling on all members to join us for a special workshop with the Israeli and Palestinian singers of this extraordinary ensemble.

    This summer, the chorus created a video, "Home - From Home," featuring friends and supporters from all over the world, who came together to share music and feelings in a joyous celebration on that theme. Members participating in this workshop will meet these incredible young people, share their own songs, memories, and stories, and through an engaging dialogue we'll generate the necessary inspiration the chorus will use to create a song to premiere at for the March program.

    The chorus has been recognized for its musical innovation and integrity of purpose and process from the New York Times to the Late Show With Stephen Colbert, and this workshop will bring together JFN heads, voices, and hearts to work together to set our dreams to music. Join us for an inspirational conversation you won’t soon forget. (Singing not required!)

    Democracy and Media in Israel: A Conversation with Daniel Lubetzky and Lucy Aharish
    Thursday, December 03, 2020 at 01:00 PM

    8:00 PM IL / 10am Pacific

    Don’t miss this special conversation between entrepreneur and philanthropist Daniel Lubetzky and Arab-Israeli newscaster Lucy Aharish about the critical role independent media plays in sustaining a healthy democracy. At a time when both journalists and democratic institutions are under attack – in Israel and around the world – creating a space for independent voices to be heard has never been more critical. These leading voices will examine the role of philanthropy in promoting freedom of speech, democratic discourse and transparent media in a polarized era, offer insight into new approaches to enhance civic engagement, and show how vibrant media serves to bring critical issues to the forefront of the Israeli national conversation and support a healthy and thriving democracy in Israel. With introductory remarks from Marcia Riklis, JFN Board Chair.


    Daniel Lubetzky
    Founder and CEO of KIND Snacks
    Founder, OneVoice Movement & PeaceWorks Foundation

    Lucy Aharish
    Journalist and host of DemocraTV

    Yuval Lion, moderator
    JFN member and former journalist

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  • JFN News

    The Covid Content Revolution

    "Overwhelmed as we are with the threat that Covid presents to our institutions, we tend to forget a quiet revolution that is taking place during the pandemic: the democratization of quality."


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    Mazel Tov to Israeli Astronaut Eytan Stibbe

    It is with great pride and excitement that we learned the news of JFN member Eytan Stibbe being named the second Israeli to travel to the International Space Station. Eytan will be traveling on behalf of the Ramon Foundation in partnership with the State of Israel. You can learn more about the mission here.




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