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

     
    Impact Investing Roundtable for May 11, 2021
    Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Time: 12-1:30 pm ET/9-10:30 am PT/7-8:30 pm ISR

    Impact investing is an increasingly important way for individuals, foundations, Federations, and nonprofits to powerfully expand their capacity for social and environmental change, all while providing a framework to live their values through how they spend and invest.

    Join JFN’s growing community of impact investors for a lively and action-oriented monthly roundtable, each featuring a master class and two investment roundups, all led by JFN members and designed to encourage shared learning and shared action along our impact investing journeys.

    Whether you are new to impact investing or a seasoned veteran, the roundtables will help you to build skills, deepen your collaborations and deal access, and add meaning to how you're managing your money.

    Speakers:

    Linda-Eling Lee
    Global Head of ESG Research
    MSCI Inc.

    Astorre Modena
    General Partner
    Terra Venture Partners

    Douglas Bitonti Stewart
    Executive Director
    Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

    Moderator:

    Vanessa Bartram
    Managing Director
    ZORA Ventures

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    Green Funders Forum Pre-Shavuot Session: How Israel’s Next Generation Made Tel Aviv a World Leader in Veganism (and Why It Matters!)
    Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    12:00-1:45 pm (EST)/ 9:00-10:45 am (PST)/ 19:00-20:45 (Israel Time)

    Tel Aviv Municipality Spokesperson Eitan Schwartz will talk about the popularity of veganism in Tel Aviv.

    Funders Rabbi Adam Frank, Jonathan Inbar, and others will speak about their philanthropic work in the field, how it intersects with other funding priorities, what motivates them to care about animal welfare, how food influences the environment, and how we, as funders, can influence change.

    Special bonus: A cooking lesson with tips for creating a vegan-friendly Shavuot.

     

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    Exclusive Briefing: Pew’s 2020 Portrait of Jewish Americans
    Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Online

    Jewish Americans in 2020: Cultural Engagement, Diversity, Politics, and Antisemitism

    Jewish Funders Network and The Harold Grinspoon Foundation invite you to join an exclusive conversation with Becka Alper and Alan Cooperman about findings from the Pew Center’s 2020 survey of Jewish Americans (to be released May 11, 2021). We will unpack the Jewish American experience by examining religious beliefs and practices, cultural engagement, diversity, views of Jewish identity, and experiences with antisemitism among Jewish Americans. With introductory remarks by Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, President of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

    The new survey is Pew Research Center’s second major nationwide study of U.S. Jews. The first, A Portrait of Jewish Americans, came out in 2013.

             

    Speakers:

    Becka A. Alper
    Senior Researcher
    Pew Research Center

    Alan Cooperman
    Director, Religion Research
    Pew Research Center

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  • JFN News

    Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu Named JFN Executive Vice President


    Jewish Funders Network is delighted to announce it has hired Rabbi Rebecca Sirbu as its new Executive Vice President. She will begin on June 14.

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    What Is Community? A JFN-Moment Partnership


    The concept of community is central to Judaism and to the ethos of the Jewish people. But community—our way of being together, our way of organizing our collective lives—has changed and evolved as the world has transformed. In the 21st century, in societies rocked by philosophical, technological, social and economic upheavals, in a world where many of the old patterns of behavior, affiliation and identity have changed, the traditional model of community is in crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic adds a layer of complexity to these changes, accelerating processes and making some ways of association obsolete.

    In this special issue of Moment Magazine, a variety of leading Jewish thinkers — including Anita Diamant, Micah Goodman, Vivian Gornick, and JFN's own Andrés Spokoiny — weigh in. 

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