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    Engaging Generation Impact: Best Practices for Families

    The co-authors of Generation Impact: How Next Gen Donors Are Revolutionizing Philanthropy, Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker, have developed a practical guide for family philanthropy’s next gen givers: the members of “Generation Impact.”

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    Encouraging Giving to Women's & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms

    Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms explores how perceptions of others’ behavior influences donors’ giving to women and girls causes—and whether that differs depending on the donor’s gender.

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  • Upcoming events

    The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Lab – a Workshop for Parents
    Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 09:30 AM
    JFN IL Offices, Shfayim

    The Israeli Center for Family Philanthropy is proud to invite you to a first of its kind workshop. The workshop is for parents whose children will celebrate their Bar/Bat Mitzvah in the next few years (up to 3 years ahead) and are interested in incorporating values of social responsibility in the celebration and the year leading up to it.

    As part of the workshop we will present tools, ideas and opportunities to make the Bar/Bat Mitzvah an experiential learning process that includes individual and family social involvement.

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    Limmud UK's 2018 Festival (Third Party Event)
    Sunday, December 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM through December 27, 2018
    Hilton Metropole Birmingham in Birmingham, United Kingdom


    Led by hundreds of volunteers, Limmud Festival attracts participants of all ages and backgrounds from across the Jewish world.

    The 2018 Limmud Festival in the UK will be a unique opportunity to network and learn — as individuals and as a group — expanding our Jewish horizons together.

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

    At the 2018 Limmud Festival…

    • Over 1000 educational sessions to choose from including family-oriented programming, cultural and current affairs, as well as performances, text study and social activities;

    • There will be a meeting suite available for JFN members;

    • For those interested, there are also several opportunities to present.

    Pre-booked ground transportation is available on certain dates. Participants will book their own flights to the UK.

    Go to Limmud website >>

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    Funding Interfaith Families Virtual Meetup
    Tuesday, January 08, 2019 at 01:00 PM

    Join us for a one-hour, participatory video/conference call with other JFN members who fund in the area of interfaith families.

    Opening the tent of the Jewish community comes in many forms. Some philanthropists focus on the participant: families with young children, couples, or the simply "unaffiliated." Others focus on the institutions that serve the community. Either way, the attraction is the same: make a difference and be more inclusive. For funders engaged in this work, peer learning can help us achieve more.

    As we learned from the Avenues to Jewish Engagement for Intermarried Couples and Families Matching Grant Initiative in honor of 2015 Genesis Prize Laureate Michael Douglas, which contributed more than $3.3 million in matching funds to the field, there is a broad spectrum of intermarried families and couples as well as engagement factors to consider. A lot of good work has been done; what comes next? 

    This call is not a traditional webinar — it will be an interactive opportunity to learn and share with one another. We’ll begin with a 20-minute briefing by Jodi Bromberg, CEO at InterfaithFamily, who will discuss strategies and approaches for engaging interfaith families in Jewish life. Participants will then have an opportunity to ask questions of Jodi, share their methods and approaches, and get feedback from other participants. JFN member Laurie Franz, will moderate the discussion. 

    Please note: this webinar is for funders who are actively working on interfaith family initiatives, and is not intended to be an introductory conversation.

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