Jewish Funders Network is a community that grows the size and impact of Jewish philanthropy. We connect funders together, empower individual excellence, and catalyze collective action. We work for a vibrant, meaningful, inclusive, interconnected, creative, and compassionate world.
Igal Jusidman, CEO of Keren Daniel, shares his story of learning to see himself not just as a funder, but as a real partner with the organizations he funds.
This study explores the lives of 1,128 contemporary young couples, in which at least one member of each couple is Jewish, to understand the role of religion and Jewish identity in their lives and the factors associated with their engagement with Jewish life. Beyond Welcoming is the first large-scale study of the marriages and committed relationships of Gen X and Millennial Jews, and the first to systematically collect data from non-Jewish partners about their backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. The fundamental question guiding this study is, “What programs and policy initiatives would best serve the Jewish community in an era where intermarriage is pervasive and young adults in the United States are distancing themselves from religion and religious institutions?”
LIVE EVENTMonday, September 09, 2019 at 09:00 AMTel Aviv
The 2019 Israeli Philanthropy Conference is presented by JFN Israel in partnership with Tel Aviv University's Institute for Law and Philanthropy, the Forum of Foundations in Israel, and Committed to Give.
Please note, the conference is conducted in Hebrew.
Click here to read a blog post by JFN member Philippe J. Weil about the first Israeli Philanthropy Conference, which was held in 2017.
LIVE EVENTSunday, September 15, 2019 at 09:30 AM through September 19, 2019Various (Israel)
From the Center for Family Philanthropy at JFN Israel, this week of English-language events features Joline Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit Kids; Our Wildest Dreams: Women Making Money, Having Fun, Doing Good; No More Frogs To Kiss: 99 Ways to Give Economic Power to Girls; and 20 $ecrets to Money and Independence: The DollarDiva’s Guide to Life.
ONLINE EVENTWednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 PMOnline
The future of North American Jewish life is evolving more quickly than ever, and in order to help the Jewish community thrive, funders need to embrace new approaches and perspectives in order to re-position our institutions and initiatives for greater impact.
This webinar will share a high-impact case study piloted with a cohort of Hillels, using quantitative and qualitative data results to show the impact of applying a Design Thinking methodology. With an eye to the future, we will re-imagine how and what we fund and support as community builders.
Karyn Cohen, Director, Jewish Life and Israel, One8 Foundation Yonah Schiller, Executive Director of Tulane Hillel, and Founder & Senior Project Advisor of the Organizational Design Lab
Background reading: Redesigning Hillel Work: A Report from the Organizational Design Lab Pilot