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    Ibrahim Nsasra, Bedouin Philanthropist & Entrepreneur, in Washington, DC (Third Party Event)
    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 08:30 AM

    Washington, DC-based JFN members are invited to a breakfast briefing with


    Ibrahim Nsasra
    Philanthropist & entrepreneur
    Founder of the Tamar Center in the Negev, Armonot HaNegev Catering, & 
    Lahav Tours

    In recent years, a small but growing number of Israel's Arab entrepreneurs are becoming involved in philanthropy to advance social change and development of Arab society. Traditionally a charitable practice in Arab culture, a new generation of business leaders is bringing their resources and know-how to strategic giving, and working to expand philanthropic networks in the process.

    Ibrahim Nsasra, a Bedouin businessman from Lakiya in the Negev, has used his success in the transportation industry to launch initiatives that enhance access to employment for women, and STEM education for youth. In doing so, he has engaged other business and civil society leaders and become recognized as an influential change-maker in Bedouin society—by far Israel's most disadvantaged population.

    Join us to hear from Mr. Nsasra how he overcame barriers to success, his vision for the Bedouin society of the future, and how his actions and those of philanthropists like him are affecting perceptions of leadership in the community.

    RSVP to Alison McWilliams >>

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    How to Succeed in Collaborations Without Really Trying (LA)
    Friday, October 20, 2017 at 08:00 AM
    JFN Member's Home in Larchmont in Los Angeles, CA

    Can local funders partner successfully with Israeli funders and/or the Israeli government?  Of course they can!

    Sigal Yaniv Feller, JFN Israel's Director of Advisory Services, will join West Coast Director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug, in a conversation about international collaborations.

    Please join the conversation!

    Light breakfast will be served.

    Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 18.

    Lifting the Rock on Hate in America: How Do We Act Fast? (Webinar)
    Monday, October 30, 2017 at 12:30 PM

    Part 2 of an "After Charlottesville" series. See Part 1 here.

    What is our immediate role in fighting hate, as Jewish funders? How do funders act with speed, finding the right balance between due diligence and agile, relevant action?


    • Georgette Bennett, The Polonsky Foundation and JFN Board Co-Chair
    • Aaron Dorfman, President, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
    • Lisa Eisen, Vice President, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
    • Isaac Luria, Director of Voice, Creativity, and Culture, the Nathan Cummings Foundation
    • Moderator: Aliza Mazor, Chief Field Building Officer, Upstart

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